Who founded Harvard University?
Was Harvard founded as a religious institution?
Which of the following groups founded Massachusetts?
What did the Puritans form to establish their own new world colony?
Who founded Harvard and why?
When was Harvard founded?
Which separatist group founded a colony in North America?
Which religious group founded the first New England colonies?
The earliest colonies of New England were founded between 1620-1638 by separatists and Puritans seeking to establish religious communities in which they could worship freely. Both sects had been persecuted in England and, once they were firmly established in North America, then persecuted others.