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Religion and Politics in Early America
A look at religious views of early American settlers.
# 122613 | 1,500 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper provides a discussion of religious views held by early Americans and how these views, intermingled with politics, often resulted in more harm to humanity than good. The writings of Columbus, William Bradford, John Smith, Anne Bradstreet, Cotton Mather, and John Winthrop are used to demonstrate this thesis.

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"Society in early America revolved around religious belief and practice. A patriarchal white Anglo-Saxon protestant ethic dictated religious values as well as ordered and controlled government and society. Religion permitted individuals to cope with sinful behavior but it just as often served to justify allegedly virtuous behavior responsible for abuse towards one's fellow man. Such abuses were often guilty of more damage to humanity than the moral sin generated through individual behavior. This analysis will explore religion and politics in early..."

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