Gaustad wastes no time and goes directly into Williams's direction of worship and religion. Gaustad shows the ugly behind the church being tightly involved in government actions in the Massachusetts colony, and how, while being a preacher first in Salem, Williams speaks out against the acts. Threats and whispers are passed around as everyone is encouraged to leave Williams behind i...
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...es he told of Williams from a young boy to an older male starting a new colony kept me intrigued and interested for the most part. Reading about Roger Williams was a pleasure for me to see that people back then did not just follow what was fed to them, they were not all drones walking the same line, but they had their own views and expressed them despite what could come out of it. The story of Williams showed me the hardship one endured to gain freedom that it was not just given like it is today. I learned that back in history there were some integral problems with the colonies, and that just leaving England would not escape all of the problems that were inhibited on the other side of the sea. Roger Williams was easily the best choice I could of made to read about, because his passion for what he believed in is a great role model for anyone and a true inspiration.
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