During the 16th century the most extreme Protestants in the Church of England were given the name “Puritans”. These so called Puritans thought the English Reform did not go far enough reforming the doctrines and structure of the Roman Church. Associated exclusively with no single theology or definition of the church the English Puritans were known at first for their extremely critical attitude regarding the religious compromises made during the reign of Elizabeth I. They wanted their church to be free of Catholic influence. Puritans also took their religion to New England where it remained until the 19th century as the dominant culture in that zone.
The Puritans traveled to New England in the 17th century where they founded Plymouth Colony formed by Pilgrims.   In 1630 the first major Puritanism migration took place helped by the Massachusetts Bay Company. They not also had influence in New York area, but also in North Virginia. Congregational Churches in New England were able to impose their point of view about Christian society for more than 200 years.
In addition to believing in the absolute dominion of God, they also stressed the importance of personal religious experience. These Puritans stated that, as God's elect, they had the obligation to follow the bible´s guide in National affairs, the God´s word. Puritanism gain direct and exclusive control over most colonial activity by the union of church and state to form a holy commonwealth, until commercial and political changes forced them to abandon it at the end of the 17th century.
What Is Puritanism?
The history, and differences, of English and American Puritanism

Puritans was the name given in the 16th century to the more extreme Protestants within the Church of England who thought the English Reformation had not gone far enough in reforming the doctrines and structure of the church; they wanted to purify their national church by eliminating every shred of Catholic influence. In the 17th...