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Compare And Contrast The Chesapeake Colonies And The New England Colonies

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Both the Chesapeake colonies and the New England colonies were vital to Britain’s atlantic trade. They both had large populations and booming economies. However, they both eventually established their own cultures that were different from each other. The colonies’ differing beliefs, environments, and labor lead to the contrasting cultures. The New England Colonies were a Puritanical society, who preached against excess. The Chesapeake colonies were part of the Anglican church, who had to take oaths of allegiance before they could leave for the New World (Doc. C). The Chesapeake colonies were located in an environment that was perfect for crops such as tobacco and rice, which lead to a strong economy. The New England colonies had a much harsher climate, which didn’t allow for as much farming. New England was still able to maintain a robust economy through lumber and fishing. Because of the large amount of crops that needed cultivating, there was a large enslaved population in the…show more content…
The primary goal of Jamestown was to make the colonists who journeyed there wealthy. They were looking for Gold and Silver. Religion wasn’t a main focus of this colony. The Colony was only Anglican because it was controlled by Britain. From the beginning, the main focus of the New England colonies was religion. The Puritans created the Massachusetts Bay colony in the 1620s because they wanted to establish a christian utopia in the New World, free from persecution(Doc A). While the colonists ultimately failed this goal, they still left their mark on New England society, as seen in Document E. In this Document, the Puritans are calling for the regulation of wages in Connecticut . This is because they were against excess, and believed everything should be in moderation. The idea of regulating wages so that they weren’t too big would have been ludicrous to the Virginians. They were all about excess in their quest for
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