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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was simultaneously theocratic‚ democratic‚ oligarchic‚ and authoritarian in different ways. The Puritans founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1628 and wanted a well-established government‚ but they ended up mixing all of these together. This colony was important because it was one of the first provincial and true governments to be introduced into the colonies. It also provided an example to other colonies to base their governments on. The Massachusetts Bay Colony

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America (Massachusetts Bay) in the 17th century‚ in New England‚ situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston. The territory administered by the colony included much of present-day central New England‚ including portions of the U.S. states of Massachusetts‚ Maine‚ New Hampshire‚ Rhode Island‚ and Connecticut. Territory claimed but never administered by the colonial government extended as far west as the

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    The Massachusetts Bay Colony government was able to be‚ at least partially‚ simultaneously theocratic‚ democratic‚ oligarchic‚ and authoritarian. It was able to be partly theocratic because of the doctrine of the covenant‚ which stated that the whole purpose of government was to enforce God’s laws. God’s laws applied to everyone‚ even nonbelievers. Everyone also had to pay taxes for the government-supported church. This meant that religious leaders held enormous power in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

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  • Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies

    Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay Colonies The Reformation was the driving force behind English Catholic dissenters‚ many of which would eventually form the base of groups heading for new lands to find religious freedom. These people would come to be called Puritans and their goal was to purify the Church of England. They wanted to do away with the “offensive” features such as Church hierarchy and traditional rituals of Catholic worship in order to promote a relationship between the individual and

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  • The Virginia and Massachusetts Bay Colonies

    Even though the Virginia and Massachusetts Bay colonies were the some of the oldest and most heavily populated of the English colonies‚ their differences in their economies‚ politics‚ religions and society set them apart. Some of the differences include the southern Virginia colony having a representative assembly‚ while Massachusetts Bay colony had a democratic assembly‚ and the main crop of Virginia being tobacco‚ while the Massachusetts economy revolved around lumbar‚ fishing and trade. Virginia

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony vs. Virginia Colony

    The Virginia Colony vs. The Massachusetts Bay Colony The Virginia Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony were both similar and different on three main topics: religion‚ economics‚ and demographics. Religious views and importance differentiated greatly between the two colonies. New Englanders‚ the area in which the Massachusetts Bay Colony settled‚ came to America to exercise religious beliefs that were not allowed before the English Civil War and after the Restoration. They were made up of

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Dbq Essay

    resulted in the little colony of Plymouth in the New World? The religious turmoil in the Old World that resulted in Plymouth was the Protestant Reformation. This created a branch of protestantism called puritanism. The dutch puritans wanted to escape so they asked the King for a charter and started Plymouth in the New World. Why was the initial and subsequent colonization of the Massachusetts Bay Colony more successful than Plymouth? The initial colonization in Massachusetts Bay Colony was more successful

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  • Comparing Massachusetts bay and Virginia colonies

    England. Following this‚ many colonies began to develop‚ and of these coloniesMassachusetts and Virginia were the most well-known. The early settlements of the Massachusetts and Virginia were both established by similar groups of people at the same time; however‚ their contrasting beginnings as a colony‚ views on religion‚ and means of economic stability created two different politics and economic systems. The settlements of Virginia and Massachusetts were colonies established fairly close together

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  • Puritans: Massachusetts Bay Colony and New England Colonies

    was being ran‚ so they many of them came to America and set up the Massachusetts Bay colony. The leader of this Colony was John Winthrop. The Puritans believed through religion and hard work they could build a perfect commuity. The Puritans influenced the political‚ economic‚ and social development of the New England colonies using religion. The Puritans had many influences on the political outcome of the New England colonies. The Puritans form of government was almost like a theocracy which is

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  • Compare And Contrast Jamestown And Massachusetts Bay Colonies

    began exploring the New World. Amongst the first groups to colonize included; the English in Virginia‚ Plymouth‚ and the Massachusetts Bay. Individually the colonies had their own reasons for inhabitation and exploration. They endured many circumstances that obstructed the beginning of their settlements. Each society evolved‚ adapted‚ and faltered in their separate ways. Each colony had differing original goals for settlement. In 1607 Virginia‚ 104 men reached the land they called Jamestown‚ a trip

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