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Compare And Contrast New England And Chesapeake Bay Colonies

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New England and the Chesapeake Bay were two of the 13 colonies and were settled by the same type of people. However, even though they had the same group of people colonizing them both, the outcomes of the two colonies were vastly different. This happened due to the different types of people colonizing the regions, different expectations of what would happen or be there, and how they set up their plantations. The people who settled within New England and the Chesapeake Bay area had very different perspectives. The people who colonized the Virginia colony were mostly men and none of them under the age of 16 (document 3). There were not many families and without many woman, they could not create many more. Whereas in the New England colony, there were some …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that new england and the chesapeake bay were settled by the same type of people, but the outcomes of the two colonies were vastly different.
  • Compares the perspectives of the people who settled in new england and the chesapeake bay area.
  • Explains that the virginia colony had no idea what to expect when they first landed in the new world. they did not know about the indians that lived there or that there was plenty of food.
  • Explains that new england and virginia's colonies both had plantations and slaves, but they were conducted in two different ways.
  • Compares new england and the chesapeake bay area. virginia colonists were mostly men who had no idea what to expect when they landed in this area, whereas the new england colonies were made up of families who knew what was going to be there.

Virginia’s main crop and economy was based on tobacco, whereas New England’s economy was fishing and lumber. Tobacco became very popular among Europeans and was soon high in demand. The colonists soon realized that tobacco ruined their soil, so they were constantly looking for more land for plantations. Virginia also did not have many slaves until around the end of the 17th century. The first slaves arrived in 1619, but they were too expensive so the colony mostly used indentured servants. New England was near the coast so they did not have as much area to grow crops, but there were able to fish and chop lumber. There was a lot of slavery, especially in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. For every one slave for every four white families within these three colonies. New England colonists each held some portion of the land they had received. As it is stated in the Articles of agreement, “4. That everyone shall have a share of the meadow or planting ground….”(document 4). New England and the Chesapeake Bay area had plantations and slaves, but they were used in two different

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