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.
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.
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.
The British colonies in the Chesapeake region and those of the New England region were both similar yet different in certain ways. One because both the colonist that settled there were looking for new opportunities. However, it was mostly second son aristocrats, which means the first born usually inherits the better half of the father’s riches. Their lives in England had either been mistreated or they were unable to flourish economically. Regardless of whether they were searching the land for expansive homesteads, religious freedom, or exchanging and merchant opportunities, the colonist in both regions were searching for another land in the New World.
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.
Amid the late 16th century and into the 17th century, European nations quickly inhabited the new lands called the Americas. England sent out multiple groups to two regions in the eastern coast of North America. Those areas were called the Chesapeake and the New England locations. Later, in the end of the1700 's, these two locations would combine to create one nation. However originally both areas had very different and distinctive identities.
The New England Colony, Middle Colony, and Southern Colony, They have different soil, religion, trading, and education. The first colony we have is the New England Colony it has long winters and thin, rocky soil which made farming difficult. Subsistence farming was practiced by the farmers since the soil was thin and rocky and they generally produced enough to feed their families. Which led to cash crops to sell or exchange their leftovers, The trade in New England was a triangular trade.(Article 3). The education for the Middle colonies was not universal but widespread.
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.
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.
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.
The New England and Southern Colonies had many of the same purposes for establishing colonies, what separated them is the land in which they settled and their specific backgrounds. Both the Southern and the New England Colonies were established by the king, or were indirectly controlled by the king, in order for the king to gain money, which the colonists didn’t like although there were often indirectly rules by the king, which was better than living in England. Georgia, a southern colony, was established in order to relieve colonists of their debt to the king, and the New England colonies were established for religious freedom. Both the Southern and the New England Colonies were early democracies; in Virginia there was the House of Burgesses, and in Connecticut there was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. The colonists were tired of a monarchy and were ready for democracy and freedom.