What colony did John Winthrop help create?


What colony did John Winthrop help create?

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John Winthrop was a 17th century English lawyer, serving as a county squire in Groton for nearly 20 years. Aside from being a man of the law, Winthrop was also a devout Puritan. His beliefs were so devout that he was often thought of as a religious activist. Tiring of England's religious atmosphere, Winthrop decided to take the trip to the new world, in order to pursue a different life.

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Winthrop took the opportunity offered to him by the Massachusetts Bay Company to create a royally chartered colony in the New England area of the new...

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Massachusetts Bay Colony: Religion, History & Economy


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Read about who founded the Massachusetts colony and its development. Learn about Massachusetts' geography, economy, and the importance of religion to the Puritans.

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