John Smith and John Winthrop

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Life in New England in the early years of America was a chance for people to start over while including in this new way of life the philosophies they believed in. Leaders and prominent men like John Winthrop and John Smith saw America as a place to spread their ideas and make them into a functioning community. These men had different visions of what America was when they arrived there and of what it should …

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…be cultivated. For Winthrop, New England meant religious freedom, a place to start over in the eyes of God and be free from past mistakes. They both thought that by starting a new life in New England, they could be successful in their beliefs. Both men produced writings, which were uplifting and promising to prospective settlers in New England in the hopes of starting their ideal society. Bibliography A model of Christian Charity, John Winthrop