The Puritans & Pilgrims
In the search for religious freedom, a group of English pilgrims boarded the Mayflower and set sail for the New World. They reached their destination in Plymouth, New England in 1620.
Ten years later, the Pilgrims were joined by a more famous group, the Puritans, who created what became New England. Ruled by their desire to purify the Church of England, the Puritans created colony based on strict religious order.
May disagreed with Puritan religiosity. Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson, two dissenters, were banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Many others were accused of witchcraft and put to death in the famous Salem Witch Trials.