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Aly Elcherif HIST 1301 Professor Derek Oct. 2nd, 2020 The City Upon a Hill The colonization of the Americas has been going on for quite some time, and by the 1630s Great Britain was playing catch up to the other major European powers, such as Spain. While Great Britain was working on establishing colonies in the Caribbean, they also had their eyes on the mainland which is the US, there were several failed attempts at colonies, however thefledgling Jamestown colony was hanging on and found a niche in the cash crop: tobacco. Back inEngland, several groups outside the mainstream protestant sects had developed, one of these were the puritans who felt the church of England or Angelical church had reformed itself enough after the split with roman catholic church, they faced some persecution back on England and a small group called the puritans set out for the new world working to split with England and builda utopian community. Other puritans also had similar ideas, but we are looking to maintain a relationship with England. All that led to a partial success of the New England colony we know now.