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John Winthrop A Hope for the New World

John Winthrop A Hope for the New World - Michael Bustin REL...

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Michael Bustin 2/4/10 REL 101 BA John Winthrop: A Hope for the New World During a time when religious diversity was not tolerated in England, many people left the persecution of others in England to pursue their religion with others who followed the same faith. Fleeing from this persecution from the followers of the Church of England, many groups of Puritans and other Protestant Christians left for the New World. Many ships left England for the New World for religious freedom, and one of these ships was the Arbella . The Arbella left London in 1630 and landed in New England 1 . During the voyage to the New World, one individual took lead of the ship and announced the plans for the Puritan travelers when they arrived in the New World. This man was John Winthrop, the future governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In his speech to the passengers of the Arbella , John Winthrop noted his desires for a new, Puritan ran community.
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