A Summary Of John Winthrop's City Upon A Hill?

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The 1600’s was a time for new beginnings. Everything was still fairly new from the tradable goods being discovered to discovering new parts of the “New World”. People were still trying to get used to the land, the native americans, and even the difference in climate. With everything still being so new a man by the name of John Winthrop thought this would be the perfect opportunity to build the perfect city based around the puritan religion. He referred to it as the “City Upon a Hill” because he wanted it to be the town that the other neighboring towns look up to and strived to be like, there for spreading and expanding the puritan religion. His idea and plan to build his ideal society sounded great in theory but after awhile his plan failed. Though Winthrop’s plan was somewhat successful for a few years, there…show more content…
“Gentlenes, patience and liberallity, wee must delight in eache other, make others Condicions our owne rejoyce together, mourne together, labour, and suffer together, allwayes haveing before our eyes our Commission and Community in the worke”(Winthrop). This idea says that everyone should have the same amount of patience with everyone, treat everyone with the same amount of respect, and when someone else is struggling that it is the communities job to help them out. Another good goal to aim towards but again completely unrealistic to think that everyone is going to have the same patience and treat everyone equally. As much as people wish it could happen it can’t. There’s always that one person thats just super difficult and as just really hard to be patient with. Also there is always going to be class and ranking, people are always going to think they are better then a certain person or group of people. Its sad but thats just the way the world and people
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