Essay On New England Colonies

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Each colonial region was distinct in its own way. That is largely because of the pattern of colonization that occurred from 1607 to the early 1700 's. But if you really break it down, societies in the colonies were separated either economically or religiously. New England societies were primarily founded on religious views which created covenant communities originally based off of the Mayflower Compact.The people of New England colonies (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire) saw no real difference between separation of church and state. They would often have gatherings at the town center and church. The religious leaders were the political leaders who made the rules and had the people abide by them. Doing this made…show more content…
Hierarchy within society in the Southern colonies was based off the amount of land and slaves one had. The more an individual had, the more power one wielded. Slavery itself separated them from the rest of the colonies by a long shot. It 's not that the other colonies didn 't have them, it 's just that they didn 't have so many of them on their farms. Most southern colonies depended on slavery since they had a large demand for crops(tobacco). In the south there were no large cities to gather in. People lived and worked on plantations and would “entertain”themselves there.Geography played a large part in this as well, with the fertile soil and the longer growing seasons as well. The South just didn 't have farms, but plantations that grew thousands of acres of tobacco or rice and they required many slaves to do labor intensive work. As mentioned before, religious standing had nothing to do with political power in the South, many in the South chose to have close ties with the Church of England whereas those in New England couldn 't wait to break away from it. To sum it up Economics ruled the day in the South in the end and tobacco was a cash crop or “king’’until Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in the late
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