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The "Great Migration" of the 17th century ensued was precipitated by many factors in England. One of these which would become incredibly important in the coming centuries was that of religious difference. Since the formation of the Church of England, religious dissent had become increasingly popular in England and her colonies. One religion which had a particularly important impact on the development of the American colonies was Puritanism.
Socially and economically, the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay organized themselves so as to stress the idea of self-government. The Puritan squire John Winthrop, who helped to initially found the colony, described an ideal Puritan community as one which would "uphold a familiar Commerce together in all meekeness, gentleness, patience and liberallity," "delight in eache other...rejoyce together, mourne together, labour, and suffer together...in the bond of peace?" This description of what Puritan life should aspire to be most like was incredibly important in developing the social and economic structure of the Massach
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- John Winthrop, who helped to initially found the colony, described an ideal Puritan community as one which would "uphold a familiar Commerce together in all meekeness, gentleness, patience and liberallity," "delight in eache other…rejoyce together, mourne together, labour, and suffer together…in the bond of peace?"
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Langdon, Brown, W.W. Norton, John Winthrop, George D., Jr., Roger Williams,
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Pilgrim Colony, New York, Massachusetts Bay, United States, England, North America,
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