Virginia And Massachusetts Bay Colonies

400 Words1 Page
During the seventeenth century, many areas were being settled and colonized and in the early sixteenth century England, laid claim to what we now called North America. During this time, the settlement and development of Virginia and Massachusetts Bay was established. King James looked to the new world as a profitable place to settle, hoping to find gold and riches, just as spain had done with Virginia and Massachusetts being the most well-known. Even though they were both settled and established by similar people, both groups had different views on religion, how they first started out, and how they survive economically. “The first permanent English settlement in the New World was established at Jamestown, in Virginia, in 1607.”(Brinkley, The
Open Document