Religious intolerance is a refusal to allow people to have religious beliefs other than your own. Religious fanatics are often guilty of this, and it causes a lot of the conflict and war taking place in the world today.
The puritans that founded Massachusetts landing at Plymouth Rock were searching land of religious freedom. The puritans fled European religious intolerance only to impose the same intolerance after settling the land.
The Reformation had a profound effect on settlement of the New World in the 16th and 17th centuries, especially by accelerating and otherwise encouraging it. The primary reason for this effect is that many religious persons in the Old World… Full Answer