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1.Who was John Winthrop speaking to in this sermon? What do you think is the purpose of this sermon? 2. Imagine what his audience might have been thinking and feeling as they listened to him on the ship. Describe it below. They were probably thinking that they had to do this a remain peaceful in order to have help from God and be protected by him. 3. What is the main idea of this speech? What do you think Winthrop means when he says, “We shall be as a City Upon a Hill?” The main idea was to set an example for others. I think he meant that they should be the people that everyone looks up to for good examples when he said they should be a city upon a hill. Document B: 1. Who was John Cotton speaking to in this sermon? Why is he speaking about settling in a new land? 2. In this sermon, who are the ‘inhabitants’ in the new land? Who are the ‘foreign people?’ The inhabitants would be the Indians and the foreign people would be the colonists. 3. What does Cotton say that God will do for the foreign people when they arrive in the
4. Using evidence from Document A and Document B, answer thisquestion: Were the Puritans selfish or selfless?