Why Did The Puritans Move To North America

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Puritanism was a religious movement that was created after the Church of England’s insufficient reform. This occurred after King Henry VIII transformed the the Church of Rome into the state Church of England. This change was inadequate and left many people dissatisfied with the newly reformed church. As of this, a popular group of Puritans were formed in the late 16th centaury to live a life closer to God. This group of radicals were persecuted for their overly religious ways and were forced to relocate to North America. Nevertheless, the puritans were also oppressed for wrongfully taking land and trying to convert Indians into Puritans. This lead them to move to the rural areas of Massachusetts to practice their religion.

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