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Puritans were separatists from English Church in XVII century They left England because of the repressions from King Charles I who tried to restore Roman Catholicism in England Puritans also immigrated because they wanted to spread the gospel to other parts of the world and establish pure church In 1620 the first pilgrims stepped ashore at Cape Code and by the 1630 Puritanism ruled New England almost entirely Massachusetts Connecticut and New Hampshire were some of the colonies that relied on Puritanism The communities were growing and expanding in the New World Puritans like every society had strengths and weaknesses One of the strengths of Puritans was an ability to adapt to new the environment At the beginning the communitys growth and survival critically depended on the help received from native Indians Eventually the Pilgrim started to grow corn and other crops to provide them with enough food to survive They also began to trade and cooperate with Indians They built small villages and shortly they became successful farmers The ability to adapt to a new environment is still very evident in the United States today New Comers arrive to America with aspiration to be successful and most of them assimilate well to new environment They accomplish this by putting enormous effort They learn English absorb the culture and work hard to make life easier for themselves and their children Another strength of pilgrims was their skill to create solid and well-organized colonies The Puritans built villages that were surrounded by walls or stockades in order to keep danger out of their homes They divided their lands into functional units of agricultural systems They built fences to separate animals from the place where crops grew In order to create educated colony Puritans also decided that every town of fifty families would be required to provide a school where children could learn to read and write They tried to establish a structured society with an
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