What Is the Difference between a Puritan and a Quaker?


Puritans and Quakers were both groups of Protestants that broke away from the Catholic church to form their own religions. There were several big differences between these two groups that played large roles in the first years of the founding of the USA. The Puritans believed in a harsh, judgemental God while the Quakers believed in a God who was more guiding than judgemental. The Puritans are seen retrospectively as been severely intolerant, while the Quakers were very accepting and sought to live in peace with their neighbors.
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