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LEQ EssayPrompt: In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s?The Puritans influenced political, economic, and social development of the New England because of their ideas and religion. The Puritans were the second religious group to begin settlements in Massachusetts. These people followed the Pilgrim Separatists who built villages around Boston. Because of this, most Puritan settlers arrived between 10 and 20 years after the Pilgrims, causing major influence throughout the land.An example of the Puritans causing a political influence because of their ideas would be their governmental power in the Bay Company rested with the General Court. Also, their first governor John Winthrop who was anEnglish lawyer whom believed that his life had been called by god to lead. Because of this political aspect involving John Winthrop, many colonies had laws that followed the Puritan’s code of morals. These laws had very
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