- from 13 Colonies
Ten years after the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth, another group left England in search of religious freedom. This group called themselves Puritans.
Over the next half century, the Puritans played an important role in settling New England. They wanted to practice their religion in their own way, and they didn’t put up with outside opinions. Infighting and power struggles were common. New settlements and even new colonies grew out of the disagreements in their group.