By the era of 1750s, the American colonies had gone a considerable revolution as compared to the earlier time in the 16th century. The change is considered as maturing because most of the key issues in the society got better. The revolution took place in several social statuses of groups in relation to things like race. The changes were also marked religiously, economically with better production of goods and there exchange and in the political structures.
During this time, most of the Americans were in search of religious freedom. They had to escape from what they realized to be religious persecution in their own country. They wanted the chance to have the freedom of worship and be able to choose the religion they believed. The Pilgrims arrived first at America and went ahead in the pursuit to of what they termed as the perfect religion which could satisfy the peoples needs. There were several religious groups such as the Puritans and the Quakers which formed the earliest colonies based on their religious beliefs (Clark, 2004).This initiative was as a result of the increasing number of persecution. By forming the colonies, they were running away from that. For example, the Puritans believed that they had the best way of worship hence they wanted everyone to worship that way. To ensure that they dominated all the colonies, those who didn’t conform were whipped, fined, banished and at times imprisoned. With time, the persecution eventually ended and, the other regions started appearing.
The coming of Quakers paved way for the migration of other religions to colonies. The Anglicans were in most of the colonies and were even part of the groups who had faced persecution from the Puritans. When the Puritans were gone, the number of other religions began to increase in the colonies. The Baptists formed part of most of the colonies, the Protestants and the Roman Catholic found themselves organized in Maryland. Some of the...