How Did Puritans Influence Society

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Puritanism became a religious movement during Queen Elizabeth’s reign. Puritans were encouraged by the teachings of John Calvin and their goal was to purify the Church of England by ridding it of regalia. King James I assumed the throne after the queen’s death and he stopped all religious tolerance. He considered the Protestants to be a threat and attempted to expel them. Thousands of English Protestants migrated to New England. They influenced the lives of future generations of United States and our government. For instance, the Mayflower compact was the first drafted agreement about the ruling of the colony. Religion was the most important aspect of their lives. They based their laws and ethics from the bible and created schools to teach
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