“We shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us…” the Puritan John Winthrop wrote. The Puritans left for the New World because of their belief that the Church of England was hopelessly corrupt and no longer stood for their way of life. They believed that they could create an ideal Christian society across the ocean, which would be a model for others to follow. Some
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what the Puritans believed these laws would do for their society. They no longer had the stability of the church or their families after many of them were executed. It took a very tragic event for the Puritans to realize that a model community is not one that kills its own members and tears down the very fabric that held them together, but should be one that respects its parish and changes with their views.