Each of these had specific developments that were unique to the regions. Though there were many similarities in the development of the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies, they were very different: politically, socially, and economically. The three colonies all had comparable similarities, as they were all democratic. But they ran their democratic government in all different types of ways. For instance, the Middle Colonies had their government and church separated. The New England Colonies, however, were a Theocracy, which meant that the church controlled the government. The Southern Colonies had the least autonomy since they were an Oligarchy. This meant that the wealthy plantation owners controlled the government because they were the only people who could manage to pay for all their own expenses. Even though the three colonies were all self-ruled, they all had distinguishing recognize or treat someone or something as different
Social differences are one of the reasons New England and Chesapeake developed into two distinct societies. People in England were tired of being oppressed by the government, so they wanted to come to the New World for new opportunities and better treatment. According to a source from Massachusetts of the New England Colonies, “our town shall be composed of forty families,…rich and poor…every inhabitant shall have a convenient proportion for a house lot, as we shall see [fit] for everyone’s quantity and estate…everyone shall have a share o...
Both the colony of Massachusetts and Virginia were founded by companies looking to make money off the New World, but the founding of Massachusetts was motivated more by religious goals and family dynamics. Erin Bonuso, author of “Colliding Cultures”,
Overall, both the New England and Chesapeake regions were well developed areas with its inhabitants all coming from Europe, but two groups significantly varied in their religious emphasis and economic motives, which strongly aided in shaping theses regions independent of one another in the new World.
Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions have evolved into two new distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur?
During the 17th and 18th century, the colonies were a huge success for England. The colonies were being colonized by the Dutch and the British. People came to the colonies for reasons like to practice their religion freely and have any religion or worship whatever god they wanted. It did not always work that way, but that is what people thought. The East Coast of America (the colonies) was attempted to be colonized in 1587 (the lost colony of Roanoke, failure) , to the founding of Jamestown in 1607 (first success in colonization in the colonies) and through much more. The reason these people left Europe because they were denied to practice religion freely and the lack of economic opportunities. Although the colonies worked together, their regions lacked similarities, and this is why
In the early 17th century, several factors in England caused the initial colonization to the eastern side of North America. The first English settlers in the New England region, the Puritans, immigrated to escape Anglican persecution while on the other hand, the initial English immigrants to the Chesapeake region migrated primarily to obtain wealth and escape the primogenitor system in England, which unfairly left all the families wealth in the hands of first son and nothing to the 2nd or 3rd son. The English settlers as a whole shared cultural and ethnic origins, however, the colonies they established would develop over time into two distinct societies based on distinct social, political, economic systems and motives for settlement.
All three colonies attracted different types of settlers, and by the 1700 the population differed greatly. New England was north of the Chesapeake, and included Massachusetts Bay Colony, Plymouth, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Haven (which soon became part of Connecticut). The New Englanders were largely Puritans, who sought religious freedom and the population was predominantly English and white. Faithful religious families, including Puritans, Quakers, and Catholics made up a substantial amount of the population. It was because of the reputation the New England colonies had as a position of religious freedom that these individuals came. In the Chesapeake, on the other hand, which included mainly Virginia and Maryland, had a population
Although the New England and Chesapeake regions of the United States were both settled by the English in the 1600s, they developed into two very different communities based mainly on their geographical location and religious devotion. Unlike their European rivals, the English founded colonies in North America.
Because of the way that the New England and Chesapeake regions set up their colonies, they became entirely different societies. One was community based, while the other sought gold and wealth; in one region a poor person had the same opportunities are a wealthy person, while in another place they could not; and one came seeking religious freedom while the other came for gold.
As colonies of the British Empire, both the New England and Chesapeake regions were inhibited by innumerable immigrants of English origin. Despite this common characteristic, the two areas greatly differed from each other. New England was more tolerant and community based whereas the Chesapeake was focused more directly on personal wealth and land. While they both drew from British influence, the distinct conditions in each region caused them to develop separately and become unique in their own way.
Compare and contrast the government, religion, geography, and economy of the three English colonial regions (the Chesapeake area, New England, and Pennsylvania). Be sure to consider the role of race, gender, and ethnicity.
The New England colonies were formed by Protestants who were escaping England. They ‘planned’ their society. When they came over they brought entire families, not just random people. The Chesapeake region colonies were formed by whoever signed up. The reasons that resulted in the differences between the New England and the Chesapeake colonies were political, social, and economic.
During the 1700's, people in the American colonies lived in very distinctive societies. While some colonists led hard lives, others were healthy and prosperous. The two groups who showed these differences were the colonists of the New England and Chesapeake Bay areas. The differentiating characteristics among the Chesapeake and New England colonies developed due to economy, religion, and motives for colonial expansion. The colonists of the New England area possessed a very happy and healthy life. This high way of living was due in part to better farming, a healthier environment, and a high rate of production because of more factories. The colonists of the Chesapeake Bay region, on the other hand, led harder lives compared to that of the colonists of New England. The Chesapeake Bay had an unhealthy environment, bad eating diets, and intolerable labor.
...le and Northern colonies, the Southern rivers did not freeze, therefore commerce was year round. The flip side to having a warm climate, is the increase in growth of bacteria and disease. Consequently, the Southern colonists faced a shorter life span. Women were often left widows leaving them the rights to their husbands' estate. Therefore, women had the opportunity and position to have more power. As a result of this warmer area, agriculture shaped the plantation colonies.