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What religions were represented in the New England colonies?


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2011-09-29 21:34:06
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Puritians- wanted to purify the church

They were a group of people discontent in the Church of England. Mostly all colonists were involved with the church. They had very strict lives. Going to church services to the meeting house which is a large building in the center of a town area. Inside were hard wooden benches. They sat on these benches most of the day because that's how long the services lasted. Puritan was too close to catholism. Puritans called for a church Congregtionalist structure in which each individual church would be largely selfgoverning.


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