Puritans and Planters

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During the late 1600’s two significant gropes of people started showing there self’s, these people where the Puritans and the Planters. The Puritans was a group of English Protestants. Protestantism is one of the three major groupings Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, within Christianity. The Puritans came to the New World on the Mayflower, at a attempting to escape religious persecution. They were simple people who devoted their self’s to God, the Planters on the other hand where much different. The Planters came to the New World for a different reason, to grow crops. They grew corn and other vegetables at first but they soon discovered how well tobacco grows in Virginia’s climate and how much money they could make by selling it in England. The Planters where loyal to their New England King, and had different religious beliefs than the Puritans. The Planters wanted to live a more luxuries life the then mere simple ways. Puritans and Planters both sailed from England to North America in the 1600s but each group sailed for different reasons and settled in different areas. luxuries The Puritans came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Boston and nearby towns, to establish their own plain and simple churches, far different than the King’s Church of England. They believed in the idea of Common Wealth, every one working together and sharing the results. They farmed and performed crafts using lumber and other natural resources. Their governor in Boston was elected by church members as were selectmen and other town officials. Puritans attended church services on one evening in the middle of the week and all day on Sunday. They learned to read from the Bible. Church was the most important part of their lives. Planters came to Virginia to grow crops. After discovered how well tobacco grows in Virginia’s climate huge tobacco plantations began to take over small vegetable farms. Slaves were captured in Africa and sold in Virginia to help with the work....
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