DVD 1. 3-4 - Chapman 1 The Unfinished Nation Part 1:...

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Chapman 1 The Unfinished Nation Part 1: Episodes 3 and 4 After Jamestown, colonies in the new world seemed to be sprouting up like wild fire. Colonies like the Puritans were starting up and down the coast. The Puritans were extremely strict about their religion but empowered the people by allowing each individual the opportunity to interpret the Bible. Unfortunately the times were much different than they are now; the religious leaders allowed for people to interpret as they would but completely discredited what they thought. The leaders relied on their own interpretation of the Bible and whoever thought differently was banished from the colony. In some ways the Puritans took the first step to religious toleration but failed to continue the process once it was put into action. Although I do believe that they took the first step, I would also like to point out that they were wrong to persecute people based on their beliefs considering their own religious background with England. I think that the elder Puritans had too much pride to let new ideas about religion into the heads of the younger Puritans. The colony was successful, however, that does not mean that
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Boise State.

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DVD 1. 3-4 - Chapman 1 The Unfinished Nation Part 1:...

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