Among them were: The majority of the earliest settlers were, of course, Puritans.Beginning with the Mayflower, over the next twenty years, 16,000 Puritans migrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and many more settled in Connecticut and Rhode Island.Over the next century, America continued to be not only the land of opportunity for many people seeking a better life but also the land of religious tolerance.By the middle 1700's, the east coast of America was settled by a virtual "Who's Who" of Christian splinter sects from all over Europe.
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I think the real question is whether the “Chosen People” idea is indeed a legitimate cause of anti-Semitism – or whether it is merely another excuse.
If Jewish "choseness" is in fact the cause of anti-Semitism, then hatred against the Jews should disappear when Jews drop the claim that they are chosen. The Jews in Germany and Austria experienced the most vicious outpouring of anti-Semitic hatred in history.
Late in the 19th century, the Jews living in Germany and Austria collectively rejected their "choseness" and were assimilated by their host nation. Gentile society was their social environment of choice, and Germany their beloved motherland. Precisely when Jews rejected their claim to "chosenness," they suffered the most virulent forms of anti-Semitism.
In fact, they believed that the non-Jews among whom they lived were the true chosen people. Another test of the Chosen People theory is to see how humanity responds to other peoples who claim to be "chosen." If the claim that Jews are chosen gives rise to anti-Semitism, then all groups who make similar claims of having been "chosen" should also become targets of persecution and hatred.