Why The Founding Fathers Broke Away

1430 Words Sep 19th, 2016 6 Pages
"For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us." (John Winthrop). From the time the Puritans first sailed over to settle the new world to the day we established ourselves as independent country this though rings true. Ever since America was established until present all eyes are upon us. At first we it was to see when we would fail, but almost four hundred years later is as a symbol of how a country should be run. This all stems from the early colonial years on how the colonies were founded in how we became The United states. Like all countries we had an ethical dilemma establishing ourselves, some we will cover, but it’s the reasoning behind that rings true. The very reasons our founding fathers broke away leads us to who we are today. We will go over the differences between early colonial life and life at the time of the revolution and all the factors that go along with it. We as a country are founded upon religious freedoms, but it is the type of religion and the beliefs that are associated with it that start to blur the lines. It doesn’t only blur the lines with how they treat one another and gender, but also the natives that originally inhabited America. The Puritans started the taking over using religion in America based on religion or more over a right to do so. The Puritans believed in predestination, a belief that everyone from the beginning has been either chosen or not to enter heaven. This belief of being…
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