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Puritans in New England Raised during the aftermath of the collapse of the Spanish Armada to England, the Puritan production they had been children and grandchildren of their Protestant Reformation in Europe. An idealistic creation of this Colonial Cycle, the Puritans came to America seeking freedom, to practice faith in a fashion different than that of the English. Puritans regarded New England as a place to establish a "visible" kingdom of God, a culture where external conduct would be according to God's laws. Puritanism is defined by&: "the level of the Puritan's commitment to a morality, a form of worship, plus a civil society only conforming to God's commandments. . [in colonial America] Puritanism supposed the direction and control of civil authority." (Encarta®). They found their own strengths in the creation of their tribe. They followed daily demanding schedules which were placed upon them by their minister leaders. "By placing the jurisdiction over religious appointments in the hands of the secular tribe, they sought to establish a church that was Greek, wh...