Test question: Compare Mass. and Virginia. Virginia: Indiv outlook. Not ab neighbors it’s ab you. Single men looking for wealth. Religion wasn’t important. Edu not import.Mass: close knit. They org towns in such a way to foster a close knit community. Everybody who lives in town has a strip of land and a house IN TOWN. (small strips) the strips of land for farming are out of town. They wanted everybody in town so they could know, assist, and enjoy each other. It helps for defense. Puritans are traveling in families, coming to stay. Relig is import. Edu important.The New England Colonies“A City Upon A Hill” : Puritan New EnglandA.Massachusetts- founded by Puritans. 1.Roots of New England Settlers’ Discontent•King Henry VIII (church of England)- King of England from 1509-1547. At the time, the official Church of England was Catholicism. Everybody expected to attend and support the church. His wife: Catherine of Aragon. Catherine of Aragon, his wife. Wasn’t going to birth anymore children. He wanted a divorce. Had an affair with Anne Bolin. Younger. Could birth children. Went to the pope to get an “inulment” … “divorce” pope says no.1533- king Henry wants to break away from the present church of England and estab his own church called “The Church of England.” This church grants him a divorce so that he could marry anne bolin.Estabs his own church for his own personal reasons. Not religion. Personal problems. The church didn’t change from the original catholic church. Nothing changed, not the religion or the ceremonies. •Puritans: A member of the church of England who wants to reform/purify the church from its catholic ways. •Problems with the church of England: Puritans want local autonomy for each congregation. Each cong. Makes its own decisions. The cong. Runs its own affairs. The king has a problem with that bc it would make him lose power.