The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope Setting & Symbolism

Andrew Delbanco
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New England

Many historians believe that American culture was born in New England and that its roots can be traced back to the early Puritan settlements.

Religion

Religion was the most important element of life in early New England and had a huge impact on the culture of America. The Puritans who settled in the area from England had fled their homeland due to religious oppression.

Precisionists

Precisionists or precisians were regarded by their fellow Englishmen as fanatics. They believed that the Anglican Church had been spoiled by elaborate ceremonies and wanted a return to the pure form of worship established by the apostles.

Puritans

The precisionists were eventually referred to as Puritans. Due to the religious oppression they suffered under in England, a great number of pastors and their congregants came to America so they could return to an apostolic style of worship.

Melancholy

It was de...

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