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* Puritan

The Puritan movement began in the Church of England in the sixteenth century. The members of this movement felt that English reforms were not enough to bring the church back to its pure state. The Puritans eventually separated from the Church of England because of differences of Biblical interpretation. The Puritans believed that emphasis should be placed on the salvation of man, and that all members of a community should work for the community good. When the Puritans realized that their church would not work in England, they immigrated to New England in the 1620's and 1630's. In America, they set up communities based on the teachings of the Scriptures and the Bible in all thirteen of the colonies.

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