Monday, 19 October 2015

John Winthrop

John Winthrop was one of America's Founding Fathers, he was most famous for the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in New England. Winthrop first arrived in the colony with 700 settlers in 1630, later he became the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was a 'full-fledged' Puritan and was "urging his fellow colonists to adopt the combination of group discipline and individual responsibility that gave Massachusetts such immediate and lasting success as a social experiment”. “Winthrop and the Puritans believed that they would establish a pure church in New England, which would offer a model for the churches in the 'mother-land' and reform the Anglican Church.” Also, Winthrop wrote a list of 'Reasons for Puritan migration', urging the other Puritans from Europe to move to New England.

John Winthrop
(12 January 1588 - 26 March 1649)

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