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John Winthrop and the Suffolk County Court Cases

Summary: Was the Puritan migration a success? I examine John Winthrop and the Suffolk County Court Cases to answer the question.
In 1630, Puritan leader John Winthrop led the great migration to the New World. On board the ship Arbella, John Winthrop delivered a sermon titled "A Model of Christian Charity." His speech outlined the objectives he hoped to achieve in the New World. His ideals slightly influenced the Puritans judgments and philosophy however not as much as he had initially hoped for. It seems the judgments of the Suffolk County Court were not influenced by the Arbella sermon. Similarly, it doesn't appear that Winthrop's sermon influenced the testimony against Bridget Bishop either. However, the Suffolk County Court cases do differ from the case against Bridget Bishop. The paradox between the two illustrates both Puritan successes and failures.

Before comparing the judgments of the Suffolk County Court and the testimony against Bridget Bishop one must understand the key points in the Arbella sermon. John Winthrop realized that starting a colony...

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