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1. The Puritan Work Ethic became and remains a modelof American hard work ethic and led to our place as a modernindustrial giant.

Today's American Puritansand the rise of Dominion Theology

Puritan history may come to a grandclimax during the coming years.

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Anglican Puritans, in the beginning, were the first Puritans. They were content to work within the system, andleave bishops in place, but purge the church of "Popery" which had been left over by the political compromisesof Elizabeth.

This ishow they came to be called 'Puritans'.

They came to America to achieve on this continent what their Puritanbretheran continued to strive for in England; and when the Puritans were forcedfrom England, they came to New England and soon absorbed the original"Pilgrims."

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Were the English Puritans actually Americans in embryonic form?

First, we may note the Separatists. These are usually not lumped in so much with the Puritans, although theirdoctrine was often similar, but this group had no truck with state churches and believed that believers shouldcovenant together apart from the unholy mess known as the Church of England. The first Separatist congregationwas formed around 1567 by Richard Fitz, according to Cairns. Since this group was really calling forthe reform of the Church of England, but rather its dissolution, they are not usually mentioned in the companyof the next three groups of Puritans. The next three groups believed in a State Church, but only disagreed overwhat form it should take.

The Puritan "Pilgrims" who came to New England were not simplyrefugees who decided to "put their fate in God's hands" in the"empty wilderness" of North America, as a generation of Hollywoodmovies taught us.

The Puritan story has not come to an end.

In time, the diseases brought to the new land by both the Pilgrims and the Puritans began to take a heavy toll on the Indians with whom they came into contact. It led to the virtual disappearance of the tribes that had flourished for thousands of years before the first ship brought Europeans to their shores.

And American history is now becoming World History.

The Puritans crossed the Atlantic just a few years after the Pilgrims. Unlike the Pilgrims, they reached the Americas well-stocked with food supplies which virtually guaranteed that they would easily survive their first winter in the new land. And … that is exactly what happened. But, unlike the Pilgrims, the Puritans were extremely intolerant of anyone and everyone who did not share their beliefs. It’s interesting to note that they left England because of the intolerance they experienced at the hands of the majority. And yet, once free of England and their religious tormentors, they became extremely intolerant.

How did the Puritans effect the development of America?

After the discovery of America by Columbus the Spaniards conquered the southern part of North America. The remaining free spaces inhabited mainland Indian tribes. These relatively strict land not attracted the Spaniards. Meanwhile, in the north Atlantic coast of America drew attention to England, which has developed rapidly.

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We begin with the Puritan topic by noting that the early Reformers were the beginning of the Puritans. WilliamTyndale may be seen as the prototype of Puritans - biblical, thorough Christians who were under no illusions andwho had no need for political compromise. Before Elizabeth's time several Puritan types had made their appearance,notably John Knox and many others who served in Edward VI's reign.