England, after failed attempts to colonize North America, returned and planted crops in the rich climate of the Chesapeake, allowing Protestant dissenters to populate the less fertile New England. The religious motives behind New England’s colonization and the economic motives behind the Chesapeake region’s prompted the creation of distinct societies by the 1700s, the former based on community and order; the latter, individuality and labor. The Puritans’ desire for an ordered world based upon their religion influenced colonial development, making the Church a central part of citizens’ lives and linking the government and economy to the Church. In the Chesapeake, the desire for profit rather than community created a crude, survival-of-the fittest society full of indentured servitude, weak kinship bonds, and few communal institutions. Unique motives created unique conflicts in the two areas.
Economically, distaste towards idleness and ideals about pricing came from the Puritans. Socially, their religious beliefs and ideas on unified community were influential. Puritan ideas and values held by Puritans greatly influenced the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s. When Puritans were aware of Archbishop William Laud’s dedication was to wipe out Puritanism they immediately secured a royal charter that allowed them to establish the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Thousands of Puritans left England and came to New England.
The English colonies were very independent colonies of each other and governed for purposes that were determined by the colony, though were required to remain loyal to the Monarchy. Though some wanted to escape English persecution and pursue their religious belief in a new land, some were interested in making their fortune, some interested in finding new land to settle on. In the end, with the discovery and colonization of America by Christopher Columbus’s was the start of many significant changes in he world and for which would eventually lead America to be the country it is today. In 1492... ... middle of paper ... ...ized and the indigenous people died by the millions in battle of from disease leaving the majority the indigenous people extinct. Works Cited American Revolution.
Rather than settle for wealth-related purposes, the Separatist Puritans wanted to separate from the Church of England, while maintaining their English culture; this led them to occupy Plymouth in 1620. The land was fertile and allowed for crop growth, which grew large economic activity in corn and cattle trade. Although land was an important factor in success, their will and desire to do hard work was the key factor and distinguished them from the gentry that settled the Chesapeake region. In 1628, the Mass Bay Company, who too were... ... middle of paper ... ... precedence established very different societies by the end of the eighteenth century. Through their economical systems, governing strategies and populations, the New England and Chesapeake regions grew into very separate societies, although, it was expected.
Spain began the exploration of the world that was unknown to them and took advantage of it. England followed in a similar path of being a colonial power but through pressure on their society. Finally, the immigrants of the Holy Roman Empire sought for a better life a left to colonize the New World which was more like a new beginning. The examination of the backgrounds of colonization could also bring new light on other important events in history.
It is relevant that the American Revolution was caused by the unique nature of the American Colonists and their society in contrast to their relationships with the English Government. Throughout the Revolution, colonists suffered when it came to them realizing their independent, in order for them to start open rebellion, but the "Common Sense," by Thomas Paine influenced the colonists to structure their identities to enfold as a nation. The success of the Revolution has determined the success of the United States 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.
When comparing the American colonies to the New Zealand colony, at first sight there are many similarities. Both countries began as colonies under English rule. Settlers to both colonies had to solve conflicts with a native people, and both colonies had to deal with continued migration to their colonies of immigrants from England to populate the new lands. However, due to the different time periods during which the migrations took place, there are many more significant differences than similarities in how the two colonies handled these situations. The American colonies had a revolution leading to the formation of the present United States of America, which became an independent nation made up of states in 1776.
America was a newly discovered land that attracted many European immigrants in the 1600s. A majority of these immigrants came from England. Many reasons contributed to this sudden increase of immigrants to the American colonies. Many Europeans were looking for better social, political, and economic opportunities, and they felt and hoped that America was their dreamland. One of the reasons why people left England was for religious freedom.
Exploration and establishment of colonies in the New World were seen as a symbol of power and potential wealth among European nations. Portugal, Spain, and France made their claims early. Beginning in the early 1600s, groups of people unhappy with their treatment in England sought after a new home. There were two types of English colonies that settled in the New World: those searching for religious freedom, and those searching for profit. Massachusetts and Virginia are examples of each.