John Winthrop was born in England in the year 1855. He did not like the church of ENGLAND. He was a member of a group of people called Puritans.
After a horse riding accident he believed he should travel to the New World to build a new church.
He was best known for his religious speech which he delivered on a boat, which was titled "A model of Christian Charity," also known a s "A City Upon A Hill." In the sermon he said, he urged his fellow travelers to honor their duties and obligations," or surely we shall perish."
In Boston he assumed leadership of the colony. His energies seemed prodigious and inexhaustible. He tried to make the Massachuetts Bay Colony a commercial enterprise that offered the chance for religious freedom in the New World.