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John Winthrop: The first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony: He we voted out of government and relected twelve times Winthrop believed that the Anglican church an England would soon be punished for being in essence “too catholic” and that God’s wrath would soon be felt an England and that English Puritans needed to take shelter outside of England while this happened. Winthrop signed a deal with the Massachusetts Bay Company called the “Cambridge Agreement” which essentially made the area we now know as Boston, Massachusetts a self-governing entity. The no longer had to answer to the Massachusetts Bay Company and the ultimate authority would be King Charles I who was unaware that the trip was for other purposes besides just commercial enterprise Winthrop forced Indians off of the land as the Indians left no visible evidence that they
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Unformatted text preview: had claimed the property rights, at least not by English Standards. Winthrop leaned more towards the liberal side in his puritan ideology (As governor worked to keep heresy executions to a minimum and voted against the prospect of forcing women colonists to wear a veil) Winthrop’s legacy is clearly his “city upon a hill speech” properly entitled a model of Christian Charity. He saw the new world as a model (a beacon) where by that by purifying Christianity in the New World, his followers would serve as an example to the Old World for building a model Protestant community-the speech long believed to have been given aboard the Arabella just prior to landing in the Americas has recently been believed to have been given prior to leaving England....
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