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There were various reasons why the American Colonies were established The three most important themes of English colonization of America were religion economics and government The most important reasons for colonization were to seek refuge religious freedom and economic opportunity To a lesser degree the colonists sought to establish a stable and progressive government Many colonies were founded for religious purposes While religion was involved with all of the colonies Massachusetts New Haven Maryland and Pennsylvania were established exclusively for religious purposes Massachusettss inhabitants were Puritans who believed in predestination and the ideal that God is perfect Many Puritans in England were persecuted for their nihilist beliefs in England because they felt that the Church of England led by the Kind did not enforce a literal enough interpretation of the Bible Persecution punishment included jail and even execution To seek refuge they separated to go to Holland because of its proximity lower cost and safer passage However their lives in Holland were much different than that of England The Separatists did not rebel against but rather preferred the English culture They did not want their children to be raised Dutch Also they felt that Holland was too liberal Although they enjoyed the freedom of religion they decided to leave for America Pilgrims or sojourners left for America on The Mayflower and landed in Cape Cod in 1626 They had missed their destination Jamestown Although the climate was extremely rocky they did not want to move south because of their Puritan beliefs They thought that everything was predestined and that they must have landed on this rocky place for a reason They moved slightly north to Plymouth Rock in order to survive more comfortably Also because of their Puritan beliefs they had good relations with the Native Americans Their pacifist nature led the Indians to help with their crops In thanks the Pilgrims celebrated the first thanksgiving in 1621 A second group of Puritans in
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