Religion played a major role in colonial America, as exemplified in the Puritan experiment in 17th century Massachusetts and the disputes between advocates of the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment in the 18th century. Why did the Puritans come to the New World? How did they seek to establish a “Godly Commonwealth”? Were there any challenges to this system? How did John Edwards’ Great Awakening differ from Benjamin Franklin’s Enlightenment? Use the lectures, the Give Me Liberty! textbook, and the essay on Edwards and Franklin to write a complete answer.