Protestant Reformation Dbq

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The Protestant Reformation was not the only thing that impacted the colonization of America. Henry VIII had supported Cabot in his explorations after rejecting Christopher Columbus. Cabot was one of the first to discover the American mainland.

But in terms of Protestant Reformation, the majority of those that traveled to the Americas were radicals or Puritans. The Puritans were dogged by the Anglican Church. They were tired of landowners controling the Churches. They did not want to submit to High Church (i.e. the Bells and Whistles)which reminded them too much of Catholicism. Being a bit cyclical the Reformation started because of Henry VIII had been a Catholic.

Puritans and radicals suffered greatly under the rule of the Stuarts.


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