Colonial America Quotes (19 quotes)
Albert Bushnell Hart Quote
Toggle navigation. These colonies were created to be more tolerant to various religious beliefs, and the population grew to include a variety of backgrounds such as Italian, Germans, Dutch, French, Danes, Swedish, Norwegians, Poles, and Portuguese. In , the king gave William Penn 45, square miles of land, which became Pennsylvania. The Middle Colonies soon became a very prosperous region, with new settlers arriving from Europe with money and plans for new lives in the New World. Most of the inhabitants stayed and helped to create the diversity in the city that remains today.
Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals. There is a zeal against knowledge, that is interest or faction; there is a zeal with knowledge, that is religion; and if you will view the countries of cruelty, you will find them superstitious rather than religious. Religion is gentle, it makes men better, more friendly, loving and patient than before. Love is above all; and when it prevails in us all, we shall all be Lovely, and in Love with God and one with another.
Divining America. Native American Religion in Early America. The Legacy of Puritanism. Witchcraft in Salem Village. The First Great Awakening.