The New England colonies alongside the Chesapeake colonies were founded and settled primarily by English settlers. The New England colonies consisted of Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Plymouth, and New Hampshire. The Chesapeake colonies included Maryland and Virginia. Each of these colonies were founded individually from one another and also had their own purpose and first settlers. Although these colonies were founded by people of similar origins and under the rule of England, they were settled for different reasons and with different goals in mind. These regions would eventually develop and evolve into vastly distinct societies. The causes that influenced different growth between the New England and Chesapeake colonies were the motives for each colony’s settlement, the varying climate and geography between the two regions, and the economic systems of the two regions.
We have been one nation for so long that it is hard to imagine a major difference between the thirteen original colonies. After all a quick glance at a map of these thirteen original colonies will tell you that they all where established along the East Coast and where most generally located on a river or body of water. What is strange about this is just how different each of these separate areas of settlement turned out to be. After all they where located relatively close to one another and should have had adequate communication available to them by the numerous water channels close at hand. So why was there such a huge difference in the way that they developed? The two most contrasting of these would have to be the Puritans and other religious groups that chose to settle in the New England region, and the colonies founded for profit in the Chesapeake Bay region. If you look closely at these two concentrations of people you will see that they have great differences in their religion, government, family, economics and the very geography that they where established in. These differences coupled with a very different reason for journeying to the New World helped to form two very unique cultures that exist to some extent today.
Document Based Question on the Colonies The 1600's were a time of global expansion, and the search for a new world where people could start their lives anew and have a say in the way their society was run. After Christopher Columbus's discovery of the Americas, countries began to send colonies to settle and establish a presence in the vast and unconquered land. The English sent some of the largest amounts of immigrants to the new world. One English group that came over to the new world was that of the Separatist Puritans. The puritans were in search of a new land were they would not be influenced by the outside world and could create a community centered entirely around their religion. After failing to successfully settle in the Netherlands, they decided to head over and try out the new world. The Puritans gathered in the Plymouth area of New England. Another group of English citizens that made the voyage to the New World were those sent by joint stock companies to farm and send a profit back to the motherland. They chose to settle in the Chesapeake region of the Americas where the soil was the richest. Over time these two groups whom were mainly comprised of people of English dissent, developed into their own unique and highly different societies with different values, due to the ideas that the groups were sent to the Americas for different purposes, they established different forms of government, and they featured contrasting econ...
Throughout the colonies, there was religious diversity. In the Northern colonies there were Congregationalists in Massachusetts, and Baptists as well as Quakers in what we would know today as Rhode Island. The Middle colonies were comprised of Dutch Reformers, French Calvinists, German Lutherans, and Congregationalists. In the Southern colonies, the main religions were Anglican, Quaker, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic. While in the Southern and Middle colonies there was religious tolerance, Anglican was the state church of Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. With the exception of Rhode Island, the Northern colonies were Congregationalist, where the law stated if one strayed the religious order, they were a threat to civility. The colonists were
These Southern and Northern Colonies are the original colonies of the US. These colonies formed United States of America and also made the colonies stronger.The Northern Colonies consisted of Plymouth, Salem, Philadelphia.The Southern colonies consisted of Jamestown, Charleston, Williamsburg.The Northern and Southern colonies had their differences, but also had similarities that show that they were part of a country.
The New England and Southern colonies, although they had their differences, did share a similar government system. However, the differences on a economic, religious, and social level overrode the similarity shared, making the two regions different nonetheless. The New England’ colonies focus on a business economy made them a central area of trade and commerce, but in the long run created society open to innovation and brought in new inventions. Whereas the Southern colonies’ focus on agriculture economy brought a sensation of profits for the mother country, but later attributed to the introduction of slave codes. Then, in the New England colonies, the religious restrictions increased tensions between the Separatists and Puritans, which later
The New England, Middle, and Southern colonies are all different due to the original settlers on each colony. The Southern had English, the Middle Dutch, and New England had Puritain settlers. Because of this difference in settlers, many of their goals, ethnicities, and political stand points were viewed differently. Though these colonies, also know as the "13 colonies," were all created in the same time period and located along the same eastern coast; they each had their own way of doing things.
- The Middle Colonies were strict about religion because they were very religious people. The colonists took issues and concerns relating to anything religious seriously. For example, in Document 2C1, "...matters concerning religion and the honor of God ought be in the first place to be taken into serious..." Religion was very important to them.
Shockingly, England initially did not attempt to settle in North America; however, 80 years later, that changed. As settlements progressed, the original 13 colonies separated into three distinct districts: New England, the Southern colonies, and the Middle colonies. The New England district consisted of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, the southern portion included Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. While New England focused on manufacturing, the South valued agriculture based on the regions’ geography. Furthermore, New England admired religion and education while the Southerners were motivated by economic and agricultural promises. Finally, the religious families in New England differed from
The colonies such as, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina all have a royal government. Maryland has a proprietary government. The Plymouth settlement has a Royal Charter. The Southern Colonies also adopted Christianity.