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Francis Anderson Priscilla E. Mota History 1301 3/27/2019 How did the religious beliefs influence American colonization? Religion played a very important role in colonial life. Some of the reasons people came to the New World because they felt victimize by Great Britain, they held different religious views from the Church of England. Example, the Puritans established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Their religious beliefs were found throughout New England. The Puritans, however, did not allow for religious freedom in their colonies. The different religious viewpoints were afflicted and some people left to other places. Example, Roger Williams founded the colony of Rhode Island he believed in religious freedom, and he did not accept the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Europeans who colonized Virginia in the 1600's were not driven until the American Revolution, the Anglican church determined the unlike some other colonists, Virginians did not cross the Atlantic Ocean to choosing a religious belief it was defined as a natural right, beyond
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  • Colonialism, Thirteen Colonies, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Colony

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