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Religion

The men and women who objected to the inclusion of men's inventions into the church were quickly known as the Puritans. The Puritans took issue with many ideals and philosophies held by the church that clearly went against the Bible and Christianity. When the people splintered from the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church in order to return to the true ways of the faith, the religious community vehemently objected. The Puritans were threatened and eventually persecuted, despite the tolerance of Queen Elizabeth I.

After James I ascended to the throne, the persecution of the Puritans and their congregational church worsened. People were stripped of their worldly goods, arrested, tortured, imprisoned or killed. The Puritans finally decided that they would flee to Holland where it was known that the church could continue without the restrictions imposed by the crown. However, James had all feasible ports of...

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