New England and Chesapeake Settlements Some may think that both the New England and Chesapeake regions were alike, since they were settled by the English. However, they would be wrong as the two regions settled here with different motives. The Jamestown colony was led by John Smith, while the Mass Bay colony was led by John Cotton and John Winthrop.
The New England colonies were first founded in the last 16th to 17th century as a sanctuary for differing religious groups. New England was made up of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. New Hampshire, however, was formed for economic reasons instead of religious ones. The Chesapeake region, which is made up of the colonies of Maryland and Virginia, was founded by the British colonies for the purpose of farming. However, by the 1700’s, despite both being settled by Englishmen, New England and the Chesapeake region had developed differently.
In the 17th century England, sent ships to North America to try and colonize North America. There were three regions of colonies set up in the England colonies. There were the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. Each region was different in many ways. Settlers brought their values with them, and their personal reasons for coming over to North America.
New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely of English origin, but by the 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. The difference in development occurred because of different religion beliefs, situations the colony was under, and different political views. Starting a colony wasn’t trouble-free. The settlers struggled with: starvation, lack of clean water, disease, and and indigenous people. Some settlers even disappeared almost completely, with the reasoning being unknown.
1. Introduction: (give some context to this statement) (5 points) Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. The motives for settling in New England were mostly religious, and settling in the Chesapeake area was for commercial use and profits.
The eastern coastline of North America was colonized by settlers of English descent, but developed into two distinctly different societies by the 1700’s. New England and the Chesapeake region had differences in their economy, politics, religion, and society. The English Puritans established New England to escape persecution, while Chesapeake was established by men on the hunt for gold and glory. The settlers came from the same place, but were in search of completely different things. The development New England was different than the development of the Chesapeake region because of the differenced in their economy and politics, their reasons for foundation, and differences in religions and societies.
New England and the Middle Colonies are 2 Colonies that are total opposites from each other, but do have some similarities. New England had no religious freedom because if you were not puritan then you could not live there. On the other hand, the Middle Colonies did have religious freedom, you could be a Quaker, Lutheran, Jewish, Catholic or French and a lot more as well. New England and the Middle Colonies share some similarities based on religion and other things as well. Some similarities were that the church was an important part of both New England and Middle Colonies towns.
Comparing and contrasting Jamestown and New England. Ever notice how different things are throughout history? Some include the U.S.As differences of opinion from England which lead to the American Revolution. Jamestown and the New England colonist are also a set of difference as to why they came to America, how they interacted with the natives, and where they landed and how it affected how they lived. Although there are some similarities, there were more differences than similarities because the area was different where each of them landed.
The southern colony and New England Colony had many differences. The New England colony was based more in manufacturing while the southern colony was about agriculture as far as their economy. One big difference is that New England colony didn’t believe in slavery like the southern colonies believed. Slaves and indentured servants were the backbone of the Southern economy. They did much of the labor work for the southern colonies cash crops.
New England Colony: How it Divided North and South Great Britain already had established themselves in Virginia and started to expand up north and south (until they reached Spanish Florida). New England was different from any other colony within the New World. The colony was respectful of peoples’ religions from Catholics to Protestants. Women in New England had more rights—right to own property, right to own money, i.e—than in any European country and especially the southern colonies. The religious tolerance and gaining women some of the rights were important to the early developments of the North vs. the South.