John Winthrop

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John Winthrop was a Puritan who moved to New England after King Charles I passed the anti-Puritan policy. John Winthrop rode aboard the Arbella across the Atlantic Ocean. While aboard the Arbella, John Winthrop gave a sermon about their city being on a hill, and that everything they did would be seen by God. He said they would set a good example with the Puritan's strong work ethic and their motivation from their religion. Once he got to New England, he became the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. John Winthrop served as governor 12 times between 1631 and 1648. After his final term as governor, John Winthrop became the first president of the Confederation of New England. The Confederations main purpose was to unite the Puritan colonies against the Native Americans. The Confederation formed an alliance, both political and military, between Massachusetts, Connecticut, Plymouth, and New Haven, and succeeded in bonding the colonies together.