This article was most recently revised and updated by Jeff WallenfeldtManager, Geography and History. Key Terms Pequot War: An armed conflict spanning the years — between an Algonquin tribe and an alliance of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies who were aided by the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes.
The intent of many of the colony's laws was regulation of personal behavior based on Puritan values.
He served as governor of the Bay Colony for over a decade. Bradford and the other Pilgrim separatists represented a major challenge to the prevailing vision of a unified English national church and empire.
See Article History Massachusetts Bay Colony, one of the original English settlements in present-day Massachusettssettled in by a group of about 1, Puritan refugees from England under Gov.
Spreading out[ edit ] The Puritans also established the American public school system for the express purpose of ensuring that future generations would be able to read the Bible for themselves, which was a central tenet of Puritan worship.
Many British officials' attitudes toward the American colonies were temporarily changed when the Dominion of New England failed and the Navigation Laws were no longer enforceable. Winthrop clearly set out the purposes of God and warned that their success or failure would depend on their dedication to the ideal of a selfless community.