LDS History, June 21, 1607

-- June 21, 1607
[U.S. Religious History] America's first Protestant Episcopal parish was established in Jamestown, Virginia. (USRelHist)

-- July 22, 1620
[U.S. Religious History] Under the leadership of John Robinson, English Separatists, began to emigrate to North America - eventually, they came to be known as the Pilgrims. (USRelHist)

-- September 16, 1620
[U.S. Religious History] The Mayflower left Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims aboard. The ship would arrive at Provincetown on November 21st and then at Plymouth on December 26th. (USRelHist)

-- March 05, 1623
[U.S. Religious History] The Virginia colony enacted the first American temperance law. (USRelHist)

-- September 06, 1628
[U.S. Religious History] Puritan colonists landed at Salem and started the Massachusetts Bay Colony (USRelHist)

-- June 30, 1629
[U.S. Religious History] Samuel Skelton was elected the first pastor of Salem, Massachusetts. The church covenant created by Skelton made his congregation the first non-separating congregational Puritan Church in New England. (USRelHist)

-- February 05, 1631
[U.S. Religious History] Roger Williams first arrived in North America. He would soon question the rigid religious policies in the Massachusetts colony, leading to his being banished to Rhode Island five years later. There he would create the first Baptist church in America. (USRelHist)

-- May 18, 1631
[U.S. Religious History] The General Court of the Massachusetts issued the decree that "no man shall be admitted to the body politic but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits" of the colony. (USRelHist)

-- 1633
[U.S. Religious History] England, U.S., Only one legal religion in England and all her mainland colonies (Backman)

-- March 25, 1634
[U.S. Religious History] The Roman Catholic Church made its first steps in North America when the colony ships "Dove" and "Ark" arrived in Maryland with 128 Catholic colonists. The members of this group had been chosen by Cecilius Calvert, second Lord Baltimore and the colony itself would be led by Leonard Calvert, Lord Baltimore's brother. (USRelHist)

-- October 09, 1635
[U.S. Religious History] Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts. Williams had argued against civil punishments for religious crimes and, as a result of his expulsion from the colony, he founded the town of Providence and the new colony of Rhode Island, specifically as a place of refuge for those seeking religious freedom. (USRelHist)

-- September 08, 1636
[U.S. Religious History] Harvard College (later University) was founded by the Massachusetts Puritans at New Towne. It was the first institution of higher learning established in North America, and was originally created to train future ministers. (USRelHist)

-- March 22, 1638
[U.S. Religious History] Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as punishment for heresy. (USRelHist)

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