The puritans did, however, have a snippet of the democracy we adopt today. They elected town officials as we do mayors, governors, and presidents, and as I mentioned afore, they supported the separation between church and state. This lead to an eventual democracy for the people, and a sense of freedom of the peremptoriness of Old England's monarchy.
The puritan people were composed of a solidly bonded brotherhood that encouraged an exceptional sense of community among them.(Doc A) The puritans were unsurprisingly motivated to encourage literacy, considering the low literacy rate in the old world.(Doc C) They even went as far as attempting to convert the native Indians to Puritanism.(Doc C) They were spectacularly driven in matters regarding progression of religious studies, and this reflected in their everyday life. This mindset spawned Harvard itself.(Doc E) Be that as it may, even the puritans could stand the test of time for only so long. Men like John Higginson reminded New England that they came here to worship, not to be choked with avarice as the Southerners were.(Doc J) Regardless of the fact that the flame of puritanism was fading with time, occurrences such as the Salem witch trials proved that the religious fervor wasn't quite gone yet, considering the attacks were focused on female proprietors.
One of the most admirable qualities of the New England puritans was their ability of