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Social, Economic and Political Differences Between the New England and Chesapeake Colonies

analytical Essay
720 words
720 words
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During colonial times, European nations quickly colonized the New World years after Columbus’ so called discovery. England in particular sent out a number of groups to the east coast of the New World to two regions. These areas were the New England and the Chesapeake regions. Later in the late 1700s, these two regions would go though many conflicts to come together as one nation. Yet, way before that would occur; these two areas developed into two distinct societies. These differences affected the colonies socially, economically, and politically. 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...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains how european nations colonized the new world during colonial times. england sent out groups to the east coast of new england and the chesapeake regions.
  • Argues that social differences are one of the reasons new england and chesapeake developed into two distinct societies.
  • Explains that economic differences led to new england and chesapeake developing into two distinct societies. colonists of different colonies used different sources of labor to get work done.
  • Explains that the south's soil is fertile and perfect for farming. agricultural practices take more physical labor than industrial practices. for southerners it would be ideal for them to use slave labor.
  • Explains that political differences are one of the reasons england and chesapeake developing into two distinct societies. new england was more democratic; each town had local authority and monthly town meetings.
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