American Pageant Chapter 4
By then tens of thousands of people, most of them leading prosperous lives in England, left what they had economically back in their home country to risk life in a foreign land for the sake of religion (Bettlock).
Bettlock, Lynn. "New England 's Great Migration." A Survey of New England: 1620 - 1640. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015. .
"Religion and the Founding of the American Republic." Library of Congress. N.p., n.d. Web. 28
Sept. 2015. .
2. The Puritans formed the basis of American democracy with their town meetings, suffrage system, written agreements, etc. Town meetings were held by the