The American colonies new England ,middle and southern colonies were very similar but different.The New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies grew differently over the period on 1619-1760. The three sets of colonies will prove that they were all different. There is hugely different between each other and style to lived. Such as, economics and agriculture.In this essay,
America. In 1607, a group of merchants, known as the Virginia Company, settled at Jamestown, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay (Divine, 72); while Puritan leader John Winthrop, stationed himself and his followers at Massachusetts Bay in 1630. (Divine, 90) Although both settlements started off relatively the same, the greater success of one over the other has caused continuous debates between many, including the descendants of these early Americans. Some might argue that the Virginia Colony was more successful than the Massachusetts Bay Colony because of the Virginia colonists’ motivation and interest in profit (Divine, 76). However, when efforts for income proved futile, this and survival became the colony's only interests. Therefore, Massachusetts proved itself to be the stronger colony and the most successful, as a result of its community development and social advancement, its economic growth, and the positive influence the government had on the Massachusetts Colony.
Jamestown and Plymouth Plantation, both equally astonishing landmarks in America’s history, how they came to be though were based off ideals far from the same. America would be the land of opportunity, from reasons ranging to the search of gold or a safe haven from religious oppression. Both colonies founded by valiant explorers who risked their lives in the search of greater opportunity. However, there is no success without hardship, both colonies endured starving times and instances of tragedy. Jamestown was the first English settlement in North America and it was founded by the Virginia Company and led by Captain John Smith. Plymouth Plantation was founded on Plymouth Rock by oppressed puritans searching for religious freedom, led by religious man William Bradford. Both settlements suffered through depression, starvation, shock, and overwhelment.
Between 1607 and 1733, Great Britain established thirteen colonies in the New World along the land’s eastern coast. England’s colonies included Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Though the colonies were classified as New England, middle or southern colonies, the colonists developed a unifying culture. With this new American culture, the colonists throughout the colonies began to think differently than their English cousins. Because colonial America displayed characteristics of a democratic society and, therefore, deviated from England’s monarchic ways, it was established as a democratic society.
During the late 16th century and into the 17th century, European nations rapidly colonized the newly discovered Americas. England in particular sent out numerous groups to the eastern coast of North America to two regions. These two regions were known as the Chesapeake and the New England areas. Later, in the late 1700's, these two areas would bond to become one nation. Yet from the very beginnings, both had very separate and unique identities. These differences, though very numerous, spurred from one major factor: the very reason the settlers came to the New World. This affected the colonies in literally every way, including economically, socially, and politically.
Furthermore, according to professor Foner, each colony experienced distinct political development. In Virginia, the crown appointed governor, and local elite was in charge of the colony’s advancement. There was also the county court, or the Justices of Peace. Only the colonial assembly was elected. The House of Burgesses, established in 1639, was the first legislature in Jamestown. Contrary to Virginia, Maryland was a proprietary colony settled in 1632. The charter granted Cecilius Calver...
The English colonies were the starting basis of the new world. Jamestown, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania all had their own ways of governing their people. Jamestown’s first political structure was the House of Burgesses which was the first government and was limited by the governor and Joint Company to decide. Also all free men could vote, but later on this was limited to white land owners. Many of their political problems were mainly expansion because farmers wanted more land and problems with the Native Americans. One notable issue was Bacon’s Rebellion which was a revolt against the royal governor of Jamestown who refused to fight back against the attacking Native Americans. About 300-600 people marched into Jamestown and burned down the city and Bacon also died, furthermore this was one of the beginning issues of western expansion. Another starting settlement was Massachusetts whose government was highly tied to the church. The members of the church congregation had full legal rights to making laws in the land. They were Calvinists who believed that God had...
The Chesapeake Bay Colonies and the New England Colonies were both colonized by the British, but both regions were vastly different from one another. The English-Native American relations remained tense since the moment the English arrived, and the results of the war was the same: English won, Indians lost. The Chesapeake and New England were both influenced by the geographical differences and lead to a difference in economic values as well as governments. The Chesapeake and New England were both established for different reasons: to expand an empire and to get away from religious prosecution. The oversea British Empire was the most dominant in the world, and even though the colonies were all “British”, they are all vastly different from one another.
The people of Jamestown just cared about themselves they most likely had no family and didn't watch anyone's back but their on. On the other hand the people of Plymouth Plantation all cared for each other and they would all if need be take a bullet for each other. Captain John Smith’s writing was also very different from that of William Bradford. Smith wrote in an unrealistic third person view of himself while Bradford wrote in an accurate and humble 1st person. The people of Jamestown we're mostly men that wanted to become rich moreover the people of Plymouth we're families and friends that came for religious reasons. Both colonies weren't completely different they had some similarities such as how they both went through starving times that killed nearly half of the people that arrived. They were both English and both of them and counter Native Americans however their experiences with Native Americans were relatively different. Overall there were more differences than similarities but both colonies will forever remain in the history
In the 1600s 100 men went on two ships to the new worlds. Which were Jamestown and Plymouth they had many similarities.The first english settlement was born with these two colonies. Jamestown was established in 1607 and plymouth was in 1620.Both had good anchorage. The did not start as royal colonies but then both colonies became royal colonies for a short period of times. They also received help from native americans. Eventually both colonies prospered after their difficulties starting out.
By the 17th century, England, by far, was not the first country to colonize the Americas. In reality, they were a bit late to the game: the Spanish, French and Dutch had already made settlements. Even so, that did not stop England from trying. While under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I, Roanoke became a colony in the late 16th century. However, Roanoke did not remain an English colony: it disappeared without a trace. Not willing to give up despite this minor setback, England tried once again to form a colony. Now, fast-forward to the 17th century and the rule of King James I, and the formation of Jamestown.
Roanoke, Virginia, was the first English colony in North America, being settled in 1585. However, the colony didn’t last long, disappearing a couple years later, and to this day nobody knows what became of its inhabitants. This colony was followed by Jamestown, Virginia. It, too, had a rough start, however eventually a man by the name of John Rolfe arrived, and with him he brought tobacco. At the time, Spain was the only producer of tobacco, and as such made them incredibly wealthy. Extraordinary measures were hence taken to restrict tobacco seeds and farming from ever crossing Spain’s borders. The colonists, however, didn’t care, and Jamestown exploded as millions of dollars flowed through it as the plants flourished and were sold overseas. This began the triangle trade, and was the reason the slave trade found its way to America. After this, other colonies, such as the Plymouth Colony settled by the Pilgrims in 1620 sprang up, and this is what led to the creation of the Thirteen Colonies and the three colonial regions (New England, Middle, and Southern). Up until the British took notice in 1763, the Colonies were largely independent. Britain was too busy to deal with them, and so they got to choose their own lifestyles - from government to religion - without any interference. This, however, would eventually
First, Virginia and Massachusetts evolved in different ways due to their reasons for settlement. As said by John Smith “There was no talk...but dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, load gold…”
The similarities of the two governments are they both have a bicameral legislature. Both governments let their states or colonies run their own affairs. U.S. government has congress and colonial government has a parliament. Each colony or state has a Governor, and each city or colony has town meetings. After Glorious Revolution the colonies received the English Bill of Rights which made the people more equal, just as the American Bill of Rights our people more equal. All of the two governments have courts. In the colonial government governors
political: Virginia was a corporate colony governed by a royal charter giving the Virginia Company complete control over the government until 1624 when Virginia lost its charter and became a royal colony; Maryland was a proprietary colony which gave its Catholic owners, the Calvert family, the right to control the government. North and South Carolina and Georgia were also royal colonies which gave the King absolute power to appoint all governors.