During the seventeen-century, there were different types religious based colonies. One was the Pilgrims and the others were the Puritans. Their believes were very different. They traveled to America during 1620 for a better life. They were many things that the Pilgrims and Puritans religious did to influence their settlement in North America.
Some may think that both the New England and Chesapeake regions were alike, since they were settled by the English. However, they would be wrong as the two regions settled here with different motives. The Jamestown colony was led by John Smith, while the Mass Bay colony was led by John Cotton and John Winthrop. The Mass Bay colony was in the New England region while the Chesapeake area was in the Jamestown colony. These two regions developed into two unique societies because of their priorities, climate, growing seasons, and the interactions with the Natives in their region. They both differ because in New England they mostly settled for the freedom of their religion, while in Chesapeake they
Colonial life for early Americans was not what they originally anticipated. For a long time, they had to struggle to survive. When they came to America they were looking to be free from religious persecution. They wanted to be able to start a new life in this New World. They eventually created a thriving group of colonies, but their success did not come easy. Their ideals of settlement directly contrasted with the disease, death, slavery, rebellion, and inner-betrayal and rebellion that they struggled with.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the land, which had become of great interest to the Europeans when they started to colonize the land in the 1600’s. The colony of Massachusetts was settled in 1620, by William Bradford and John Winthrop. All the settlers seeked freedom of religion in a new land. The other colony of Virginia was settled before Massachusetts in 1609, by the Virginia Company. The company was controlled by two men, Walter Rolly and John Cabot, who sought new opportunities for profit. Although Massachusetts and Virginia were both colonies, they evolved in separate manners, because of their reasons for the settlement, the geography and climate, and their economies.
In search of religious freedom a group of devout Christians sailed across the ocean only to come across a new land, radically different from the one they left behind. From the initial journey, to the formation of the colonies, and finally their complicated relationship with “non-believers” Puritans strongly held religious convictions has played a key role in all of this.
Finally the colonists had won their independence.The war was truly over. It had lasted well over eight years. In September 1782 after the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin, along with John Adams and John Jay, began official peace negotiations with the British. Benjamin Franklin was one of the people to sign the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty of Paris was a treaty signed by Britain, France, and Spain ending the bitterness between Britain and the colonists.
The American Revolution has been a lighthouse to many other revolutions and riots during history, but what started it all? When was the ideas of the American Revolution first planted into the young minds of our forefathers? And why do we even still talk about the American Revolution. To understand this, we have to go back to the year 1763. Otherwise known as the turning point in events that led to the American Revolution with salutary neglect through mercantilism, and colonial government, that helped give the colonies a small feeling of independence.
America wanted to break free from the grips of the British, the colonists were tired of its mother country doing actions that would only benefit herself. Those thoughts became actions from April 19, 1775 – September 3, 1783; and the world would know this by the name of the revolutionary war. The revolution evolved America to what it is today, it was revolutionary. It brought ideological changes and through the years have given people more freedom, the revolutionary war brought changes to the idea of slavery. With changes in ideology, political changes also follow; America was finally independent and changing how itś government was run. Economically it was improving slowly but surely, social classes were shifting, the poor were changing to a
It was not a surprise that religion was a key factor in the social life of the colonies during the 1600s and 1700s. Some of the colonies were founded based on religion and some were against it. British people were too over the top religious interests and gave it a very high priority. The New England colonies was founded by Puritans, and The Middle colonies had a diverse society and freedom of religion founded
People in the colonies were not able to practice other religions, since most of the colonies already had organized religions. The Great Awakening lead to a religious decline because people believed there needed to be a “rebirth” in religion. This gave the colonies religious freedom. These events unified the colonists and colonies by giving the people and the colonies freedom, whether it be in intelligence, politics, or religion. The Boston Tea Party was a demonstration that colonists were involved with showing that they were against the Tea Act of 1773. The Tea Act allowed a company to send its demand of tea to America without paying any taxes. Colonists did this demonstration because they were angry at the British Government for taxing them without representation. The American Revolution was unavoidable. America was under the power of tyranny, which is why the colonists broke away for the British monarchy. The colonists didn’t have representation in government, therefore their voice was not heard and they were not allowed to participate in politics. By not giving the opportunity for the people to participate in government, this lead to
At first, colonies were using religion as the means of creating a community with shared interest. But religious ties with Europe were being cut off. Rhode Island was a colony founded by Roger Williams. Williams believed that there should not be any religious ties with England and advocated against forced worship. Williams bought Rhode Island and used it to help establish a new church. Pennsylvania, once again, was filled with religions. William Penn, when establishing Pennsylvania, gave his people almost full religious freedom, something that was rarely tolerated back then. When the Enlightenment hit, religion saw a rapid decline. Deism and skepticism were becoming popular and religion in the colonies was in question. It was not until George Whitefield stepped up and initiated the Great Awakening. The Great Awakening revived religion in the colonies. But religion did not have the same power over the people it used to have. The Church lost its power and religions were not able to persecute each other. The colonies wanted to focus more on wealth and less on religion. But the Great Awakening did offer something extremely important to American society. The Great Awakening promoted the idea of basic equality throughout the colonies, one of the basic concepts of American
The Salem Witch Trials were a dark time in history for the American colonies in 1692. Colonists were wrongly accused and killed because others thought they were witches. The trials affected the beliefs of people’s thoughts on witches and other mystical beings. Also, it has impacted both Salem and America equally. The Salem Witch Trials are a dark chapter in American history that helped define societal beliefs.
Were the Americans Patriots? I think they were, because they came to America for their own freedom. It was wrong of Britain to fight them about it, they were their own people. I think that if Britain had supported them, they would have been on better terms the Patriots would have helped them later on if they had needed it.
Two different colonies that started out on the land of America around the same time period, Plymouth, and Jamestown; they sailed to America for the same reason, freedom. Known as the Puritans, Plymouth came to America for the freedom of religion, and they did not want to associate themselves with the Church of England. Similar to the Puritans, the Jamestown colonists arrived in the New World in search for gold, silver and precious stones. During the arrival these colonists expected to receive many goods from the America in exchange of a small amount of labor. Although the colonies have a similar desire coming to America, each colony' perspective toward the New World differed. Plymouth colonists were a group of religious people, Jamestown colonists
Freedom means "the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint." Free is an adjective that describes our country, thanks to the patriots who bravely fought for our original thirteen colonies. After their hard work, some didn't get to see what it was worth, fighting for thirteen colonies. It was worth, now we have a country, a free country, the United States of America.