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Puritans And Puritans

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Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World gave a plethora of people in the eastern hemisphere a ray of hope to live. The society's basic “want” for happiness, opportunities, and freedom led certain types of independent-minded inhabitants to carry their beliefs and opinions across the ocean and into the New World. The high level of intolerance the countries in the eastern hemisphere portrayed toward their citizens enabled people to take the harsh step and relocate. Specifically, the Puritans, a non-separating (from the Church of England) protestant group, migrated to the New World to fulfill their desire to practice their Puritanical beliefs freely. The Puritans disapproved the Anglican Church of England, because it held a lot of catholic remains in spite of breaking apart from the Catholic Church. When pointing this difference out, King James I ordered the persecutions of Puritans. Thus to escape the harsh punishments, the Puritans decided to leave their homes and go to the New World. Moreover, their relocation to the New World brought with themselves ideologies and culture which defined their lives.
In 1628, forty Puritans, led by a prominent John Endicott, arrived at Salem and settled in Roger Conant's outpost. In 1629, the Puritans were given a royal charter from King Charles I to set up their Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England, resulting in ships filled with settlers and livestock to sail to Salem, New England in 1630 (Lamont 225). This charter allowed the
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