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Colonies 1 Running head: Colonies Allen Brown January 23, 2010 Religions Affect on Colonies
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Colonies 2 American colonies developed in order to escape the tyranny in which the people were facing under the rule of a God appointed king. In England the king was supposedly appointed by God to rule over the people, combining both religion and government into one unit. This combination of government and religion gave a vastly enormous amount of power to one individual. With the mass power that the king possessed he forced religion, his religion onto the people in which he ruled. For me today, growing up in America, it is very difficult to understand suppressed religion. Every day we each choose to worship, or not to worship; this basic freedom is granted to us because of the colonist who fought for what they believed, they fought for their freedom and ours. Different colonies were affected differently depending on which religions section was dominating the area in which the colony was formed. In Pennsylvania, Puritans settled and developed the local governments (Kizer, p. 2). This meant that the rules of townships in the area would be different than
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