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    John Winthrop: A Puritan Leader who became the first Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. From January 12, 1587/8 - March 2, 1649, John Winthrop led a group of English Puritans to the new world, joined the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1629 and became their Governor on April 8, 1630. He was the major backbone in molding the Colony’s government, also shaping its Legislative policy. Roger Williams: This man typically brought religious and political liberty to Rhode Island, (1603-1683). He acknowledged

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    The Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay colony had originally planned for a government that was to be ruled by God 's laws, however over time the colony would become democratically ruled. Rather than living under a democratic society, John Winthrop, along with other stockholding members, preferred to have the Puritan settlement be run by “godly rule” (9) . The original intention of the Massachusetts Bay colony was to set a model of an uncorrupted church and godly society (12) which would in turn help

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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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    English and the Africans. The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America. Massachusetts Bay was settled by Europeans. The colony was founded by the owners of the Massachusetts Bay Company. The investors had failed the Dorchester Company which had established in 1624 on Cape Ann. The second

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    result, English settlements were concentrated along the East Coast of North America. Among the prosperous English colonies, two categorically paramount English colonies were Jamestown (in modern day Virginia) and Massachusetts Bay Colony. Economically, these two colonies are kindred. Their relationship with the Native Americans was homogeneous and

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    Life in Colonial America was different for all those involved, which were the settlers of Jamestown, Plymouth, and Massachusetts Bay colony.. Jamestown, Plymouth, and Massachusetts Bay had similarities and differences. They each had their own unique leaders, form of government, economics, and ways of life, although all the settlers in these colonies had a deep dependence on God. Jamestown was the first permanent settlement in North America, founded in 1607. The leader was John Smith. He described

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    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 in the first governor of Massachusetts Bay colony

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    these times there were multiple leaders throughout the areas. Two of them were John Smith, and John Winthrop. John Smith was acknowledged as leader of the colonists who arrived in Virginia. However, Smith departed shortly after; this was when the colony was established by the Virginia Company, the idea was that food was supposed to come from two places: periodic supply ships and trade with the local Native Americans. However, there were three issues which contributed considerably to the scarcity

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    Fear, it causes people to be blinded by the truth. People can’t tell right from wrong. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible to show how no one could see what was right. During the 1950’s communism was spreading throughout Europe like a wildfire, then it slowly made its way over to the U.S. This was known as The Red Scare. People were terrified of communism spreading to the United States, so when accusations started floating around everyone would believe them. McCarthy accused people of communist behavior

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    Evil is an ever present aspect within the existence of humanity. Satan, a real and powerful being, constantly influences the world through his evil and manipulative ways in order to bring destruction and chaos to earth. Perhaps one of the most evil characters ever written about, Iago, from Shakespeare’s Othello, also portrays many traits that are similar to those seen in Satan. Throughout the Bible and throughout Shakespeare’s Othello, both Satan and Iago share many characteristics and differences

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    In Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, passions turned into problems. Witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts became a remembered event since 1692. Three girls were said to have interactions with the devil. When they were confronted about it they denied every interaction the people who were convicted they would say they weren’t a witch and would bring someone else’s name into the equation. Those who would admit to being a witch would go to jail, but for those who denied having interaction with the devil would

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    Hester Prynne’s Curse What if the people of today are punished for all the wrong, for the small actions that they do? In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne does an outstanding job of expressing the truth of his characters’. In the story, adults are constrained by societal expectations. Hester Prynne, the main character of The Scarlet Letter, is accused of adultery and has to wear the scarlet “A” on her chest. Hester, even after her punishment and the town forgiving her, she still kept the scarlet letter

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    Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a very controversial story. The story can be interpreted in a couple of different ways. This story is about a young man, Goodman Brown, who goes off one night into the woods, leaving his innocent wife, Faith, behind. To the reader, he does not identify a specific reason behind why he has to go this night and what exactly he is expecting to achieve by leaving into the woods. Although, it is easy to conclude that most likely the trip will take a dark toll

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    As Lord Byron, a British leader of the Romantic Movement, once stated, “There is no instinct like that of the heart.” Two women who would have taken Byron’s words to heart were Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Anne Bradstreet, both of whom professed great love for their husbands in their respective poems How Do I Love Thee? and To My Dear and Loving Husband. Although Anne Bradstreet illustrated her love to her husband with her pathological comparison of her love to material items, Elizabeth Barrett

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    First of all, Englishmen migrations to Massachusetts and to Virginia were supported by the two different companies, Massachusetts Bay Company and London Company, except the migration of those people on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1607 that was supported by London Company. Since England would like to explore the New World to find out more ways to become wealthier and plundered treasures as Spain and Portugal, the King granted permission of establishing a colony on the coast of North America of 100

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    would marry one of the daughters of that family, but Williams soon decided to leave England to the New World. Arriving in Boston Massachusetts in 1631, Roger Williams would soon become a very important religious leader for the colonies. Roger Williams was a young outspoken man who challenged the puritan ideals and beliefs, and once banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, would found the safe haven state (for several religions) of Rhode Island. Roger Williams had many ideals and characteristics

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    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. The Puritans were a group of reformed Protestants seeking to reform the English Church. After the fall of the Roman Catholic

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    the surface information of the first English settlers’ motives in the 1600s, and to investigate what Puritan views truly are. She mentions the Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Winthrop, expressing his freedom to enforce his religious views on to a whole colony of people. The superiors of this religious group decided in the colonies what was appropriate for the society they are creating. She utilizes key characters to compare and contrast the different types of a “puritan” citizen. Furthermore

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    place of refuge for themselves. Unlike the colonist of the Chesapeake Bay colonies, they did not immigrate to make a fortune. The main reason the Puritans traveled to America was because they wanted to build a “City Upon a Hill”, since they were persecuted in England for their beliefs. From the 1630s to the 1660s, the Puritan’s beliefs greatly influenced the political, economical, and social development of the New England colonies. The Puritan community was built on many

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    Scarlet Letter Puritan

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    and structure of the church. They wanted to purify their church. They came to North America in search of religious freedom and in the process great government, education, social, and economic. Many of the things that they implemented in the first colonies are still seen today in the social and governmental structures of the United

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