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Why Puritans Came to America Freedom When the English came to America to escape religious persecution things commenced at a shaky start For example Puritans fled from England because of religious persecution They were being physically beaten because of their religious beliefs therefore they attempted to create a Utopia or City upon a hill in the New World There City upon a hill began with a government based on religious beliefs It developed into a government which condemned those who did not believe in the Puritan beliefs For example one had to believe in the Puritan religion and attend church to vote and become a member of the Puritan society This practice further developed into a situation in which you were beaten or killed if you did not believe in the Puritan religion and remained in Puritan Utopia -- the exact situation which they had fled from England Later it would take the gathering of American thinkers to deduce what liberties were guaranteed and which were not to avoid mistakes made by puritans and others in history The Forefathers of the United States conjured up the Bill of Rights which illustrated which rights were endowed to the people of the United States They adopted the Bill of rights which was drafted for political motivations and it evolved into a document which shelters American peoples civil liberties When the Bill of Rights was adopted political motivations superceded libertarian views James Madison claimed that this nauseous project of amendments would kill the oppositionfor the ratification of the constitution everywhere In the beginning the Bill of Rights was first drafted up to appease the Anti-Federalists and coax them into ratifying the constitution For without the Bill of Rights the constitution may have never been ratified After its ratification the Bill of Rights evolved into more realistic terms The Federalists began to notice the importance of the Bill of Rights as much as
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