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Radical Calvinists who considered the Church of England so corrupt that they broke with it and formed their own independent churches
The shipboard agreement by the Pilgrim Fathers to establish a body politic and submit to majority rule.
Puritans' term for their belief that Massachusetts Bay had an agreement with God to become a holy society.
Dismissal of Parliament
Charles I's political action of 1629 that led to persecution of the Puritans and the formation of the Massachusetts Bay Company.
Common fate of Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson after they were convicted of heresy in Massachusetts Bay.
King Philip's War
Successful military action by the colonies united in the New England Confederation.
English revolt that also led to the overthrow of the Dominion of New England in America.
Hudson River Valley
River valley where vast estates created an aristocratic landholding elite in New Netherland and New York.
Common activity in which the colonists engaged to avoid the restrictive, unpopular Navigation Laws.
Reformer whose religious ideas inspired English Puritans, Scotch Presbyterians, French Huguenots, and Dutch Reformed
Massachusetts Bay Colony
Colony whose government sought to enforce God's law on believers and unbelievers alike
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