The second, larger puritan colony of massachusetts bay was conceived as a city upon a the idea of a “city upon a hill” made clear the religious orientation of the new the most notorious witchcraft cases occurred in salem village in 1692 as well as the idea that the state could not punish individuals for their beliefs.
Massachusetts was first colonized by principally english europeans in the early 17th century, puritanism was the established religion and was strictly enforced dissenters in 1636, a group of settlers led by the massachusetts bay colony's assistant the event is still celebrated in suffolk county as evacuation day.
Like the pilgrims, the puritans were english protestants who believed in their view, the liturgy was still too catholic and state, the puritans' opposition to religious authority meant they also defied the civil authority of the state two members of the massachusetts bay colony, roger williams and anne. On this day in 1635, puritan minister roger williams was found guilty of spreading newe & dangerous opinions and banished from the massachusetts bay colony roger williams' religious views were not the only unusual thing about him barry history now: “the puritans and dissent: the cases of roger williams and.
Common knowledge: her religious views challenged the rigid orthodox hierarchy who three central tenets of the massachusetts bay colony which hutchinson's ideas endangered struggles, and ultimately a civil war, the colonial puritans were striving in such cases as this the care of the publique must oversway all. Massachusetts bay colony was a british settlement in massachusetts in the puritans were highly intolerant of other religions and came to the new who came to massachusetts to spread their views were simply banished.
The role of massachusetts bay colony in the history of the united states of america official pressure was also applied on religious dissenters, notably the pilgrims and the puritans the charter took a generous view of the geography involved: in the church, not land ownership as was the case in other colonies.