Northern Colonies Vs American Colonies

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Colonies are considered important in earlier times due to many reasons. Colonies are vital in obtaining control both for economic expansion and for wealth. In the film “Economies of Early British Colonies”, the expatriate period had begun because of the need of these influential European power to increase territorial properties and at the same time permit access of assets unavailable or limited in the home country. This essay intends to present comparison and contrast of the two distinguishable colonies during the colonial era in America: the northern and southern colonies. The paper also intends to develop arguments to answer how these similarities and differences contributed to the rise and fall of these two colonies. The English colonizers…show more content…
The primary goal of Britain in establishing earlier settlements along the Northern coast is solely for trade. The raw materials gathered from areas in New England like Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and the Rhode Islands were processed into finished goods (“Northern Colonies”). These good were then shipped back to the colonies for profits (Brands et al, 33). Being more industrialized than the Southern counterpart, the northern colonies were well known as center for transport of natural resources such as furs and timbers (“Northern Colonies”). One of the major differences between these colonies is the role of religion (Brands et al, 39, 41 - 42). In the Northern colonies, church affiliation is the only way to be accepted in colonies. The church controlled the laws of the colonies therefore; anyone should acknowledge the church in return (Brands et al, 41). In contrary, landowners (Brands et al, 53) influenced Southern colonies. These landowners became the wealthiest of the land and had the authority and control over the rules of the lands (Brands, 37,…show more content…
However, due to the favorable strategic location as well as kind of society in the Northern colonies, slavery and indentured servants perished in the end. The primary reason of course is on immigration (Brands et al, 53). Aside from that it is already discussed that the North had been passionate about religion and religious commitment, by which they somewhat deemed slavery and for-life servitude as inhuman and not divine (Brands et al, 64). With slavery and indentured servitude dying in the North, the South continues to demolish indentured servitude. Slavery then become the new labor system (Brands et al, 67,73). Moreover, the Southern elitist assured that slavery is far superior than indentured servitude. Due to the convenience and profitability, slavery replaced indentured servants (Brands et al,
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