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Three American Colonies
A look at three early American colonies, Jamestown, Plymouth, and Massachusetts Bay.
# 122884 | 750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper compares motivations behind the foundation of the Jamestown, Plymouth, and Massachusetts Bay colonies. It also contrasts secular Jamestown and religious colonies, which themselves are differentiated by attitudes toward the outer world. Plymouth was to be a refuge and Boston a "city on a hill." the paper also considers the American character as a fusion of these outlooks.

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"It is natural and somewhat inevitable that most Americans today associate the initial English settlement of North America almost entirely with the Pilgrim Fathers and more broadly with New England and religious motivations. The Plymouth experience is commemorated every year in one of our chief national holidays and the two dates in American history prior to that everyone knows are... The Puritans are likewise well rooted in American myth, sometimes in a darker way we describe strict Wahhabi Muslim..."

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