Thursday, April 21, 2011
Before I started, doing my research on John Winthrop I knew nothing of him. However, I discovered that he was a very important character. As matter of fact, he was the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. According to Encyclopedia of World Biography John Winthrop was the dominant figure in the early years of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. His actions and ideas gave the Puritan colony much of its essential character. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/John_Winthrop_(1588-1649).aspx
In today’s society, Freedom of religion is very important because many of the people who came here and founded this country were forced to worship what the government told them to worship. When people came here to the United States they were able to form congregations and even some communities that allowed them to worship peacefully.