What important things did John Winthrop do?
Why did John Winthrop create a city upon a hill?
Who said city upon a hill?
In this famous essay written aboard the Arabella during his passage to New England in 1630, John Winthrop (1606-1676) proclaims that the Puritan had made a covenant with God to establish a truly Christian community, in which the wealthy were to show charity and avoid exploiting their neighbors while the poor were to …
The eyes of all people are upon us.
Love is the bond of perfection.Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.
61 years (1588–1649)
John Winthrop/Age at death
After struggling six weeks with “a feverish distemper,” he died, age 61, in the spring of 1649. By force of character Winthrop had persuaded the colonists to adopt many—though by no means all—of his pet social and political ideas.
How old is John Winthrop?
John Winthrop (1588–1649) was an early Puritan leader whose vision for a godly commonwealth created the basis for an established religion that remained in place in Massachusetts until well after adoption of the First Amendment.