In the 17th century, the British colonies still identified themselves as European, but as the colonies expanded and grew more populous, they developed differing geographic, social, and economic systems. This difference between New England, and Chesapeake, is caused by the motivations for settlement between the two regions. While the New England colonies were mainly settled for religious motivations, most notably by the Puritans, the Chesapeake colonies were settled for economic prosperity. Also, while the Chesapeake colonies were mainly settled by individual young men seeking a profit, the New England colonies were settled by families hoping to settle and expand.
The Colonial Period, beginning in the early 1600 's with the founding and settling of Jamestown, signaled a new era in the New World. The Spanish had already conquered and colonized a great deal of Central America, and the French had established a strong fur trade and relatively good relations with the Native American 's of North America. Native American 's were succumbing to diseases in alarming numbers, and growing more wary of the arrival of even more Europeans. It is true that during the 1600 's to almost the end the Revolutionary War in 1781 was a time of “many mixtures of powers, conflict, and rivaling interests,” but the “dominant narrative” of that time varies from culture to culture and generation
In the 1600s, the New England colonies were quickly developing because of the Puritans. Many great ideas and ethics were brought to the New World from England in a short amount of time. There was always a sense of order in their society, which was spread throughout the colonies. The importance of unity, education, and money greatly shaped the systematic life of Puritans.
A community is a group of people who work together towards a common goal and share a common interest. Lack of such a quality can and most likely will cause a struggling town or city to fall into the extremes of poverty and wealth. The New England community was so strong and so supportive in comparison to that of the Chesapeake Bay, that it is no wonder they developed into two distinctly different cultures before the year 1700. The Chesapeake region developed into a land of plantations and money-driven owners, with the elite wealthy, almost no middle class, and those in poverty creating the population. New England, on the other hand, had developed into a religion and family based society comprised of mostly middle class families by 1700. Looking at the terrain, ethic, government, and even the people themselves, reveals clues about how the drastic split in society came to be. It was one America, but two distinct societies had developed in it by the 1700's.
Through the times, the New World has been developing and changing. As time has passed, the New World has been divided into three sections, the New England, which is the north, Chesapeake Region or Bay, and the South. All three sections are in the same country, but they have their own uniqueness and differences from each other. Their uniqueness and differences can be seen through their population, economics, diseases, climate, and social and religious life.
In the time period leading up to 1700, American history was a time of tremendous settlement and establishment of colonies across the nation. In determining how the colonies were to be created, the settlers had to question how long they were going to live at these locations; as well as, which places were flowing with the resources and materials they were searching for. In this case, English settlers founded the New England and Chesapeake regions in the early 17th century; however, the two regions became different from each other as time passed, for each became distinct colonies by 1700. Although the English settled both New England and the Chesapeake region, these two regions differed in development because though both were ruled by an English
“During the summer of 1765, thousands of Americans Stormed out of their houses and into the street.” (Burgan 4). I remember like it was yesterday, We were sitting at the table eating breakfast when my dad announced the new tax. It was called the Stamp Act, it was a tax on paper products such as: legal documents, diplomas, and even playing card. My dad and his buddies were furious and did not want to pay the taxes. At that time I really didn't understand why it was happening, do I decided to ask my mom. She explained it was happening because “The war had been costly, and the Mother Country was deeply in debt. By 1764, England's national debt was 130 million pounds.” (Fradin 8). I had over heard my dad talking on the porch, and he said they thought about protesting the act in a violent manner. I didn't understand what that meant, so I went up to my room, pulled out my dictionary, and looked it up. I found out that protest meant to go against something (sometimes violently). My mom wasn't home at the time and did not hear what was going on, so when she got home I told her. She tried to talk my dad out of, but he wouldn't
The New England, Middle and Southern colonies were all English ruled, but yet very different. Among their distinctions, was the geography which played an important role in shaping these colonies. New England attracted Puritan farmers who wanted to separate from the Catholic Church. But because of the bone dry soil in the North, these colonists found they couldn't continue with their traditional ways of farming. However, with the immense amounts of water that surrounded them, they found that they could fish and trade. The Middle colonies on the other, hand had a moderate amount of everything. The fertile soil and the major seaports such as Philadelphia and New York, allowed these Middle colonists to make a living any way they saw fit. This led to the brisk development of the Middle Seaboard . Unlike the Middle and Northern colonies, the Southern colonies had large amounts of fertile land allowing for the development of large plantations. Because farming the plantations was the economic thrust for the South, towns and cities developed slowly. Thusly Geography greatly affected the lifestyles of these regions in the New World.
I left about two years ago from your house as an indentured servant to go to Jamestown and soon, I was able to establish myself in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and now I am having an amazing life with my family. At my farm, I grow the biggest crop in the middle colonies, wheat, and I’m earning a lot of money from just this crop. To add on, my daughter likes animals so much, that she begged me for cows and pigs, so I have harder work, but the animals make plowing easier. Once in a while, I go to the market in Philadelphia and there is so much fighting that sometimes I feel like that I am in a street boxing ring. Unlike the many people, I don't have tiles, but hard wooden slabs. In the middle colonies, I can be whatever religion
Catechism, also known as religious instruction, schooling or teaching coexists with historic and present educational systems. Generalizing on this dogma is the idea that historically, education had the jurisdiction to incorporate religious values into a curriculum. Secular education was not a question of right or wrong, but more of a when and how. Individuals like Benjamin Harris subconsciously disguised religious works in the form of education. The New England Primer of 1777 is his most relevant and popular creation. Based off the Puritan religion, The New England Primer of 1777 imbedded many unique religious and educational principles into early schooling. A book consisting
Idea of God’s providence permeated throughout the thoughts and writings of the leaders of the early English colonists to America. Contemporaries take for granted the religiosity of the New England colonists, but for the Chesapeake Bay, especially around Jamestown, God’s providence gave explanations for why certain things happened the way that they did and acknowledged the presence of God everywhere that they went. The settlers of the Chesapeake Bay area were discoverers, adventurers, (primarily) men who sought wealth, riches, and authority in a land untouched; a “land as God made it” while those who chose to lead New England came for very different reasons and saw themselves as the chosen, the ones tasked with carrying onward and outward, to escape persecution and conduct their lives and religion the way that they wanted to. Out of these differences, there developed two separate, but connected, understandings of and uses for God’s providence.
Answer: A. Hakluyt brought up several ways England would gain by colonization (consider points 3 and 13.) Defining the term “exploit” by the ways England would gain from the expenditure, answer A is the paramount and easiest answer. Concerning answer B, Hakluyt did favor mercantilism, but with the cost it would take to start colonizing, I have a hard time believing this was his primary reason, in case it would come back to bite him. While I’m sure economic efficiency (answer C) would be important to Hakluyt and to the queen, it is not referenced as clearly as a few of the other reasons, which leads me to believe it was not the primary reason. I had to consider answer E, as he does state, “That this action will be greately for the increase,
Throughout the course of history, relations between colonial nations and their subjects have always been a point of contention. During the period leading up to the Revolutionary War in 1776, the early colonies of North America and Great Britain were constantly at odds with each other. However, the reasons that led to the Revolutionary War were different depending on which side one supported. Ultimately, it was these differences in point of view that led to a long, hard fought war eventually won by the Americans to finally achieve independence from Great Britain.