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what was the importance of the search for religious freedom in the settling of America?

England had been a protestant country since 1534, when the king, He...

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what was the importance of the search for religious freedom in the settling of America?

England had been a protestant country since 1534, when the king, Henry VIII, broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and formed the Anglican Church. Not everyone in England was happy with the new church. Many people dissented, disagreeing with Anglican beliefs or practices. Some English people remained Catholic. Others were Protestants who wanted to reform the Anglican Church. Still others wanted to break away from it altogether. The Protestants who wished to reform the Anglican Church were called Puritans. Those who sought to set up their own churches were known as Separatists. In 1620 a group of Separatists decided to move to America. Why was their religious freedom so important?

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