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Abstract

Abstract

Puritans had goals of reforming the Church of England but had difficulty maintaining a consistent vision of that. As Puritans tried to secure their place in the New World, England was going through one of its most significant transitions of power. These events are known as the Restoration, and the political turmoil in its wake resulted in the Glorious Revolution, a time of intense political transition resulting in the overthrow of James II, the last of the Stuart monarchs. However, its effects were not only felt in England. The Restoration as well as the Glorious Revolution carried over into colonial America, and the latter resulted in several upheavals throughout the American colonies, including Coode’s Rebellion, as well as Leisler’s Rebellion in New York and the Boston Revolt of 1689 in Massachusetts Bay.

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