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    religious harassment of the Old Word finally set their sights on a new frontier, Governor John Winthrop boldly proclaimed "we shall be as a city on a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us". This iconic speech given by Winthrop remains a classic even to this day, for it gallantly challenged the new settlers who had endured so much to brightly proclaim to the world the core values which the Puritans treasured. Winthrop was determined to succeed when other colonies at the time had failed, and envisioned

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    John Winthrop was an English Puritan who was a key part in the founding of the first major settlement, the Massachusetts Bay colony. John led himself and groups of English puritans to the new world away from the persecution of the British empire in 1630, during the Puritan Migration. While on their voyage to the new world, Winthrop preached his most famous sermon "A Model of Christian Charity" also known as "City upon a Hill", in an attempt to bond the puritan members and to discuss the influence

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    The author John Winthrop gave three distinct reasons on how to act fro the colony to succeed. “ First, hold conformity with the rest of his works” (35). This tells the colony that they will be in compliance with any standard law or rules. “ Secondly, that he might have

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    and going to places where they are free to congregate by their philosophies in which they have faith. John Winthrop saw America as a country in which they could not have any interference from the government. Winthrop sees America as a paradise and a place for religious freedom. Winthrop believes that the church in England is corrupt and requires purification to become more pleasant to God. Winthrop finally moved to the US and settled in Massachusetts. Winthrop’s migration is helpful in the determination

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    focus of the people of New England whilst settling was to form a community and society that would prosper and last. In the 1630 document titled “A Model of Christian Charity”, John Winthrop wrote about the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and some of the rules and principles that the citizens there would abide by. For example, Winthrop stated, “…We must be knit together in this work as one man…We must consider that we shall be us a city upon a hill”. He is referring to how the people of Jamestown would work

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    Winthrop’s hatred of democracy does not follow the American Exceptionalism ideology. Another contrast found in chapter two in America: A Narrative History is that John Winthrop persecuted dissenters, which would be against American Exceptionalism. Winthrop believed that, “enforcing religious orthodoxy (the “true religion”) and ensuring civil order justified the persecution of dissenters and heretics” ( Shi and Tindall). The people he classified as “dissenters”

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    the Puritans to have a sense of superiority to anyone who was not following their lifestyle. John Winthrop summarizes what he believes are the statutes of what Puritans should live by in, “A Model of Christian Charity.” Winthrop’s writings are based on his interpretation of bible scriptures. In a Model of Christian charity, the four focal points are love, forgiveness, mercy, and justice. The sermon Winthrop gave contradicts the actual character of the Puritans. The Puritans are remembered as extremists

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    John Winthrop talks about how everybody in the community is equal no matter how rich or poor they are. “For hence it appears plainly that no man is made more honorable than another or more wealthy, etc., out of any particular and singular respect to himself, but for the glory of his Creator and the common good of the creature, man”. This particular community believes in God on a higher level. People in the community believe that you should show respect at all time and you should love everyone as

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    Speaker: The speaker of this sermon is John Winthrop. Winthrop was a wealthy male Englishmen, lawyer, and Puritan who ventured towards the New World. I’m assuming this writing would be religiously bias, due to his beliefs in the Puritan faith. With the previous knowledge of him being a first-generation colonist; he’s presumably coaxing the colonist to become prosperous in the New World. Occasion: Winthrop was a first-generation colonist and a Puritan. He’s surely reciting his sermon to surge the

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    In the articles, “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Wonders of the Invisible World - Trial of Martha Carrier" by Cotton Mather, and "Model of Christian Charity” by John Winthrop, each author expresses the importance of unity and uses different methods. In the novel, Hester stands in front of a crowd determined to accuse her and force the scarlet letter, or fabric in the shape of an “A,” signifying “adulterer” on her. Previously, Hester married an older man, Chillingworth, who temporarily

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    seventeenth century was a theocracy. All moral and legal principles of Puritan America closely followed Protestant Christian beliefs. In Governor John Winthrop’s “A Modell of Christian Charity” Winthrop preaches, “We must love brotherly without dissimulation; we must love one another with a pure heart fervently. We must bear one another’s burthens” (Winthrop 225). This belief that people must love one another despite their mistakes or burdens is essential to Puritan beliefs, and Puritans also believe

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    Massachusetts Bay Colony Goals It was established by a group of puritans led by a John Winthrop with a goal of colonizing a wide area in the New England where they would establish what he referred to as a model religious community in the New World. This was a theocracy that forced people to worship and live in an orthodox way, a theory based on John Calvin’s teachings. John Winthrop was tired of trying to reform the church in England in which he believed there was the need to purify it against the

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    John Winthrop is known for founding and leading of the Massachusetts Bay colony in new England. Before going abroad to the “new world”, “John Winthrop had practiced law in and nearby areas around London prior to his affiliation with the trading organization called the Massachusetts Bay Company.”He struggled with the decision to abandon his home.Winthrop was very aware of the hardships that had claimed the lives of half the pilgrims 10 years earlier, who had settled in Plymouth. As a strict Puritan

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    “Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts is here discussing the wife of the governor of Connecticut, and his feeling that this woman has violated the roles rightly reserved for women by participating in “manly” activities. He believes her violation of “her place” has

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    England were characterized by a church centered society. In England, the Puritan Christians desired to purify the Church of England. They did not agree with how the church system seemed corrupted by Catholic values and theology. Following the lead of John Calvin, the Puritans believed in the

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    Introduction Nathaniel Hawthorne had deep bonds with his Puritan ancestors and created a story that both highlighted their weaknesses and their strengths. His knowledge of their beliefs and his admiration for their strengths were balanced by his concerns for their rigid and oppressive rules.The Scarlet Letter shows his attitude toward these Puritans of Boston in his portrayal of characters, his plot, and the themes of his story. The early Puritans who first came to America in 1620 founded a precarious

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    During the seventeenth century, many Puritans were migrating to the New World, specifically to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1630, while en route to Massachusetts Bay, John Winthrop described America as a “city upon a hill”. In order to be the “city upon a hill”, everyone in the Puritan society had to strictly and willingly adhere to the law of the Puritan theocracy, in hopes of honoring the covenant which they had with God. The “New England Primer” was a device which associated letters of the

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    John Winthrop was experienced the age of England violently split over religious differences. Kings and queen were repulse from frequent assassination bids. Winthrop and his Puritans fellow flee to New England to start a new life, where they could live in God 's world and serve God for their greatest abilities. The “City upon a Hill” refers to John Winthrop, which is the phrase of sermon called “A Model of Christian Charity” in 1630. It was given aboard called Arabella and not long before arriving

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    saw, experienced and felt. What is more, the very purposes of their treacherous travel and colonization are clearly seen in their writings; whether it is poetry, history or sermons. Of the many literary pieces available today, William Bradford and John Winthrop’s writings, even though vary because the first is a historical account and the second is a sermon, stand out as presenting a clear trust in God, the rules that would govern them and the reason they have arrived in the Americas. First of all

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    When it comes to sin there will always be harsh consequences, that will show in time. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne there is many examples of how the action of sinning will lead to consequences. The Scarlet letter is about a women, Hester, Cheated on her husband Chillingworth, with the town preacher Dimmsdale. As a result of the affair Hester became pregnant with Pearl. Hester was publically shamed and had to wear a Scarlet Letter because of her sin, Dimmesdale identity was hidden

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