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Chesapeake Colony Dbq

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Colonists traveled to the new world for a variety of reasons. Some travelers believed the American colony would bring them wealth, others traveled in hopes of religious freedom. It is because of these differences each colony faced challenges that others may not have. For example, Chesapeake colony endured Bacon’s rebellion and New England suffered through the Witch trial hysteria. Chesapeake and New England colonies had major differences due to the reason the colonist traveled to America. Chesapeake colonists traveled to America in search of gold, silver and whatever else could be flipped for a profit. The Chesapeake colony provided ideal conditions to raise tobacco for export to Europe. Thus making the population majority black slaves working

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that colonists traveled to the new world for a variety of reasons. some travelers believed the american colony would bring wealth, others traveled in hopes of religious freedom.
  • Describes how the chesapeake colonists traveled to america in search of gold, silver and whatever else could be flipped for a profit.
  • Explains that new england colonists were religious, family oriented people that considered themselves godly. the puritans' strict protestant life and their fear of the devil made their colony a target for witchcraft scares.
  • Explains that the discovery of the new world brought promise of a new life for colonists.
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