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Unformatted text preview: Jamestown, VA o 1 st permanent English settlement o Established 1607 Pilgrims of Plymouth and Puritans of Massachusetts Bay o Product of Renaissance rebirth of classical learning began in Italy in 14 th and 15 th centuries end of Middle Ages, beginning of modern civilization Secular humanism Gunpowder and printing press Scientific inquiry o Product of Reformation Protestant separation from Roman Catholicism o Believed break from Roman Catholicism not enough o Believed literal translation of Geneva Bible o Also called Separatists o Religion was their primary concern o Great emphasis on education o Literature Plain and simple style o Unity of Puritans declined by end of colonial period...
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