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New Englands Generation The Great Migration offered religious freedom to the Puritans and an economic enhancement to the English settlers Due to such prospects New England was considered to be a land of opportunity for newcomers who have always desired of the dreamland During seventeenth century there was a great abruption in population and expansion of corrupted religions in England In order to purify the corrupted Church of England the Puritans were seeking after a new opportunity for religious freedom They believed that New England was Gods answer for them to serve the Lord free from corruption Their Puritan beliefs were the main motivation for the emigrants to abandon their homeland Convincing themselves to be separated from their relatives and taking a life-risking journey could not have been ordinary Anderson also narrates I argue that religious factors predominated in making the difficult decision to leave England Pg 8 Anderson Many began their journey to New England in attempt to create a society that would serve as an example for other cities to follow New England turned out to be an opportunity for religious freedom for the Puritans Since there was no government to regulate their spiritual life and no pre-existing social pattern to follow the Puritans could practice their religion the way they wanted to Also uncontrolled church services allowed the Puritans to keep a closer relationship with God They did not have to worry about the persecution for the personal meetings they held amongst themselves In achieving freedom many believed that God played a vital role in their daily lives The Lord could punish them as swiftly as He did Winthrops most profane fellow Thus when storms or other threats to the passengers well-being occurred the emigrants concluded that they had done something wrong and that the Lord was showing His displeasure Pg 83 Anderson Whether their beliefs turned out to be true or false they can finally practice religious
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