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    Essay #2 Roger Williams was a religious leader who founded the state of Rhode Island (qtd. in Williams). He practiced peaceful ideologies and respected those different from him. Even though he believed religion was important and it should influence everyone’s lives, Williams believed there should be separation between church and state. Religious freedom was important to him, and spirituality was something that greatly impacted his life. Because Roger Williams believed in religious liberty, many of the Puritans and other colonists disagreed with him and viewed him as a threat. Roger Williams was a man who respected all cultures and religions. Williams states, “Nature knows no difference between Europe and Americans in blood, birth, bodies, etc.” This quote shows that Williams respected the Natives as his equals. He aspired for a peaceful society, and he believed that religious liberty was an important component of said society. Williams said, “Civil peace cannot stand…

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    This essay will be going over the pros and cons of Roger Williams. we will be talking about p People left England to escape religious prosecution. the people who left England came to the United States to practice there religions freely. Roger Williams is defender of religious liberty. He took a hike and had a lifelong search so he could emerge his beliefs and ideas with God. When Roger Williams had a chance to remind everyone what bad they did against him he didn’t miss it.…

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    In 1635, John Winthrop expelled Roger Williams from Massachusetts. John Winthrop was scared of Williams’ ideas on divorce, church and state, and slavery. Williams was very ahead of his time because his ideas are the bias for how society thinks about issues today. He even had his personal ideas used in the Constitution. After his exile, Williams got caught lost in a forest during one of the greatest winter storms ever recorded. He stumbled upon foreign lands that would soon become Rhode Island…

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    Roger Williams Rebellion

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    themselves pressured their beliefs on others and ostracized those who did not agree with their beliefs, turning them away from their colonies. One man however, became a rebel and stood for what he believed in rather than accepting the pressures of the many Puritans. Roger Williams, a Puritan minister from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, felt that people were allowed freedom of practice and that such a freedom would not bring consequences.…

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    Roger Williams Beliefs

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    As we read in class, Roger Williams wanted to build a wall of separation between the church and state. He was very vocal on his thoughts about the separation from the church and state as well as his disapproval of confiscating land from the Native Americans, and the Massachusetts governor and his assistants didn’t want him putting those thoughts into peoples heads and so they decided to banish him, but not before he could disappear from Massachusetts. Winthrop and Williams shared a friendship,…

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    Roger Williams Religion

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    Religion was one of the main factors in the original 13 colonies society. It is because of religion that several colonies were founded. The colony of Massachusetts was the first to be established, and it was for religious purposes. The ones who came here were the Pilgrims in 1620. The main motive for them coming here was, since England broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and turn toward to Church of England, the Pilgrims wanted nothing to do with it. As a result, they were persecuted for…

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    Women were considered “The maids and birthed babies.’ They did not have a say in anything. So, for Hutchinson to go out and speak so negatively about the church was a huge deal. She typically held meetings in her home because she did have such a big following. Many enjoyed the open conversation and self-expression afforded at her meetings. Unfortunately to the Puritan Leaders, what Anne did was considered treason. At her trial, she was pregnant with her 16th child, but she put her foot down and…

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    anyone who spoke of blasphemy and/or worship of false gods. Colonists towns governed themselves and all local officials, delegates to General Court, and colonial governors were all elected. Although the right to vote was limited to only male church members, who were of a restricted social elite that had experienced “divine grace” by testifying accounts of conversion experience to puritan faith. Roger Williams had his own ideals of the meaning of liberty believing, “soul liberty” which…

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    2. Roger Williams had never disclaimed and abhorred that an infinite liberty of conscience was a mistake, but he placed limits on liberty that were based on justice, peace and sobriety. Roger Williams said “I further add, that I never denied, that notwithstanding this liberty, the commander of this ship’s course, yea, and also commander that justice, peace, and sobriety be kept and practiced, both among the seamen and all the passengers”(206) supported that people should have the right to…

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    Roger Williams was a crucial part of the development religious toleration. He had a massive effect on Indians and Massachusetts and all of America. For example, he made America realize that forcing religion down someone's throat is religious rape. He was the most religious hero written about. Though he faded very fast. He gave really America what we know now religious freedom. He was forgotten fast, but yet he is one of the most religiously influential people. I think it is sad that so many…

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