- from 13 Colonies
Ten years after the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth, another group set out from England in pursuit of religious freedom. This group called themselves Puritans.
Over the course of 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. The Puritans fought among themselves a lot and went through many power struggles. New settlements and even new colonies grew out of the disagreements in their group.