There were several differences and similarities between the first two settlements in the New World, Jamestown and Plymouth. This paper will make note of a few of the highlights. The chief difference between the two civilizations was their reason for coming and their key similarity was the poor relationship with their native neighbors.
The colony of Virginia settled by John Smith based their way of religion like the English. The English way of thinking is to have everyone in the colony believe in one God. That was the only way people could worship and pray. Cause of this they were against many things, for example, the Natives was a major problem for them. The colonists in Virginia did not like the Natives and would use them to survive. Although many liked that way of thinking not all agreed to it. In fact, if the people in Virginia did not follow the way the people worshiped they would be punished. Unlike in Pennsylvania, where people able to have religious freedom. Meaning that the people who settled in the colony could believe in any God. Anybody that did not want to follow a strict way of religion would settle in Pennsylvania where they believed in fairness. The leader of the colony, William Penn, was a man that wanted people to live peacefully without war. Since they were more humble than in Virginia the Quakers were much nicer to the Natives. There was no point in which the Quakers and the Natives were in a fight. They each wanted to live peacefully with one
During the 1600’s many people had standards of how one should act to be seen as godly. Both the Pilgrims and Puritans had their own set of ideologies of what was seen as good and what was seen as bad. The New World was a chance for spiritual freedom and new opportunities. They both left their country for their religious freedom and came to the New World. Both the Puritans and Pilgrims made promises to one another in a written doctrine to do what they felt was for the betterment of one another in their society which is shown in both of their covenants the Mayflower Compact and the Arbella Covenant.
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. This difference was contributed to religious tolerance, economics, and population.
First of all, each culture believed in a God. The Native American religion believed that God created the world with his own hands. The Puritans believed in a similar concept, in which God made the earth. Both believed that God is a single, distinct leader, who has placed us on this earth to please him. They persuade it through their literature. Both cultures believed that mankind is both from Earth and nature. They both believed that doing well in this world would allow passage to a greater place. Though they might have had a lot in common, they had many differences. For example, Native Americans passed down their stories by word of mouth from generation to generation through stories, songs, and poems. Puritans passed their stories on differently than the Native Americans did. The Puritans passed their stories on through sermons, religious stories, narratives, diaries, journals, and religious poems. Another difference is that the Puritans based their literature on the Bible, church, and religion, and the Native Americans based their literature on nature, earth, and
The pilgrims and puritans led separate lives geographically, religiously, and economically. Although the two colonized and practiced religion separately, they shared a common struggle to become so different. These two shared the
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the land, which had become of great interest to the Europeans when they started to colonize the land in the 1600’s. The colony of Massachusetts was settled in 1620, by William Bradford and John Winthrop. All the settlers seeked freedom of religion in a new land. The other colony of Virginia was settled before Massachusetts in 1609, by the Virginia Company. The company was controlled by two men, Walter Rolly and John Cabot, who sought new opportunities for profit. Although Massachusetts and Virginia were both colonies, they evolved in separate manners, because of their reasons for the settlement, the geography and climate, and their economies.
In search of religious freedom a group of devout Christians sailed across the ocean only to come across a new land, radically different from the one they left behind. From the initial journey, to the formation of the colonies, and finally their complicated relationship with “non-believers” Puritans strongly held religious convictions has played a key role in all of this.
Colonial America is often thought of as a safe haven from religious persecution. Future colonists had been persecuted for not accepting their countries ' religious doctrine and were willing to travel long distances in search of religious freedom. Religious freedom would still be far from grasp as Puritans would continue their homelands traditions of persecution for many more years.
In the seventeenth century, the Pilgrims left England to head for the “new world” we know today as the Americas with the hopes of finding a place independent of King James and England. In traveling across the vast Atlantic Ocean to live independently the Pilgrims were given the task of creating a successful society. They sought a place to express their religion freely and independent from the restrictions in England. They aspired to make this society succeed in several crucial areas. They pursued strong protection and in very unfamiliar territory in order to keep their people safe and happy. They desired peace whenever possible with surrounding people that they happened to share the land with. The pilgrims were successful in fulfilling
The Salem Witch Trials, by Laura Marvel covers the tragedy from the era of witchcraft.. To give a brief overview of the historical event would be tough. Although it was a huge event that happened, most have heard false accusations that did not actually happen. Taking place in Salem Massachusetts, over 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft, also known as the Devil’s Magic! A total of 20 were actually executed, some hung, some burned, and some drowned. It was a matter of whether the judges and court liked you or not, or if you were wealthy. They very much envied people with money or large plots of land. Such a tragic event shaped the society we live in today. The trials impacted the society in many ways, this essay
Being the first two well-known places in which the English would set out to colonize in 1607 and 1620, Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts hold very separate set of beliefs, standards, and outlooks on life then and the future to come. While paving the way for things such as slavery, taxes, ownership of land, inclusion of women, tobacco and government assemblies, John Smith and the people of Jamestown became a classical foundation for new life and economic growth for the new world that is, the United States. On the other hand, William Bradford and his people began to realize the intentions of the Church of England were unholy and had strayed away from God’s teachings from the Bible. With this in mind, the Pilgrims set on a voyage to the new world to seek religious freedom. As we know it, the Pilgrims sought for peace and a new way of living that was fair, just and free from religious corruptions. While both settlers were met with Natives of the new land, each had two profound differences as to how they went about communicating and living with them.
When King Charles I nullified the Puritans further by the dissolution of Parliament, all the tentative notions they had thought up regarding escaping to the Americas were validated. Earlier, the Puritans “were drawn into uneasy complicity in a regime they considered no more than half right” (page 17). In other words, as discussed previously, the Puritans felt as though the beliefs of the government they lived under did not align with their own. Naturally, as God’s servants the Puritans were unable to escape England until they were positive that it was what God himself would want. The Puritans tried to rationalize this theory by deciding whether they could be the salvation of the Anglican Church, “If, as all Protestants maintained, the Roman Church was incurable in the sixteenth century, perhaps the Anglican Church would prove so in the seventeenth. There would be no virtue in cleaving to it any longer than God did, yet to desert sooner would be equally wrong” (page 28). For that reason, even before King Charles I disbanded Parliament, the Puritans had begun to bolster support for their voyage to the American Continent. They had begun to allow themselves to be tempted with the promise of religious freedom, a pure government, and power by deciding to volunteer for the colonizing effort. Still, some Puritans were attributing their efforts to the scouring the English government and church through Parliament. The last shreds of faith in the scouring effort was lost when the disbanding of Parliament repudiated the
Although all the colonists all came from England, the community development, purpose, and societal make-up caused a distinct difference between two distinct societies in New England and the Chesapeake region. The distinctions were obvious, whether it be the volume of religious drive, the need or lack of community, families versus single settlers, the decision on minimal wage, whether or not articles of agreements were drawn for and titles as well as other social matters were drawn, as well as where loyalties lay in leaders.
According to the social characteristics of the said New England region, the Separatists and Puritans of this region would likely not support the French and Indian War. The Separatists, or Pilgrims, wanted to be separate from the Church of England. However, in these times, it was illegal to not worship the Church of England, so they left for America to avoid religious persecution and worship as they choose. The Puritans, similar to the Separatists before them, left for America for religious reasons. They had tried and failed at reforming the Church of England, so they left Britain and settled in the New England colonies. Both of these groups of people were peaceful, loving, and religious people who would most likely be against the war. Also,