Who was the purtains?
They were settlers from England in search of freedom & religion.
What did the puritans believe about towns and churches and what did purtains towns establish as a result?
The Puritans left New England because they were presecuted or treaty unfairly because of their religious beliefs. They sailed to Virgina on the Maylower but storms along way drove them north to Plymouth, Masschuestts. A Native American show how to plant. And they made there only chruches and what they believe in.
The came in 1620 on the Mayflower and made Plymouth colony in Mass. There were 60 people from one small English town. The Purtains were very strict in their religious practice and didn't allow other religions in their colony. This is the reason they left seeking a place where they could worship without interference.
The Bill of Rights has an amendment that gives the freedom of religion. The constitution is secular not for or against any religion, but allows people to be any religion they wish or not. The framers had lived under a system of a state religion and learned that when there is a state run religion there is no freedom. People like the Quakers, Catholics, and Purtains were arrested and not allowed to worship their religion.
Yes, there were many religions in the colonies. There were Church of England, Quaker, Purtains, Jewish, and Catholic. For the most part few people went to church. The population was 93% farmers and many lived in rural areas, plus they couldn't leave animals and the farm for a day or two to go to church. The colonies were building a society and church took a backseat to religion.
Church of England, some Catholic, Jewish. Most colonists didn't attend church and were not that religious. We only think they were. Actually the Purtains weren't nearly as religious as we have made them out to be. There is no hard statistics on attendance, but the tax rolls compute the number of people who belonged to a church. An example is in 1649 better than half of adult males didn't belong to any local church. In…
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