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    Winthrop's "We shall be as a city upon a hill"

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    Explain what you think John Winthrop meant when he said, "we shall be as a city upon a hill." Did the Massachusetts Bay Colony reach this objective? Why or why not?

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    John Winthrop was a devout Puritan. On his 1630 trek to the New England aboard the Abrella he wrote "A Model of Christian Charity." In this he said that the new colony that he was to be governor of would be founded on the religious beliefs of the Puritans. As such, the colony would be built on working together as one in work and in play, in good times and bad. Additionally they would keep their faith (http://www.winthropsociety.org/doc_charity.php).

    By doing so, Winthrop said that with God and each other they would be able to fend off 1000 enemies with just 10 men. Based on the colonies proposed success, ...

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    Interpretation of the quotation and discussion about the Massachusetts Bay Colony's objectives is included in this 399 word response.