The colonies of Massachusetts and Virginia were a start of the new world for England. These were founded by similar people but, with their strikingly differences, grew into separate political, economic and social structures. Both settlements arose from over-crowdedness in England: people wanted a better life. Virginia was settled by men who were single and looking for opportunities and wealth. They were part of the Anglican religion.
In the early 17th century England already had planted their seeds in the New World. Traveling aboard the Susan Constant in 1607, 104 settlers landed in Virginia, in which they established Jamestown. Jamestown became the first successful permanent English settlement in the Americas. Thirteen years later, 102 settlers (all being families) departed from Holland heading towards Virginia in the Mayflower. Lost and misguided they ended up higher up north than expected, making them land in Massachusetts Bay, where they established Plymouth Rock.
Thomas Morton and William Bradford are both famous for their accounts of New England. Thomas Morton and William Bradford practiced different religions. Thomas Morton was a conservative Anglican, which meant that he believed in the Church of England. William Bradford was a Puritan, which meant that he wanted separate congregations from the Church of England. Both men based their accounts of New England off of their religious views.
The colony was founded by the owners of the Massachusetts Bay Company. The investors had failed the Dorchester Company which had established in 1624 on Cape Ann. The second
However originally both areas had very different and distinctive identities. Although they have numerous differences their characteristics resulted from one important factor, which is, the reason the settlers came to the New World. This had an impact on the settlement, economically, socially, and politically. Settlements in the Chesapeake region included Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the New Jerseys. The first English colony, Jamestown,
This journal, “Of Plymouth Plantation”, which was from Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1, written by William Bradford between 1630 and 1651, and edited by Samuel Eliot Morison in 1953, describes the story of the pilgrims who sailed from Southampton, England, on the Mayflower and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. Those pilgrims were English Christians in the 16th and 17th centuries and religious separatists who saw no hope of reforming the Church of England from within; therefore, they hoped to separate from the Church of England and form independent local churches in another place. In order to , those pilgrims overcame many obstacles. The author had used the power of rhetoric, especially in the use of the three rhetorical
In one instance, Adam and Charles give their father a gift for his birthday, however their father appreciates Adams gift more. This allusion to the Bible recreates the hurt Cain felt when God rejected his gift, however just as Abel did, Adam sacrifices much of his time and money to get his father a gift. Although, Adam did sacrifice much of what he had for the gift, it was for the wrong reasons. This situation conveys that Adam values what his father thinks, but it does not lead to his happiness because it was done selfishly. As he grows older Adam joins the military, as his father wants him to, but he gives up what he wants for his future.
These ways reinforced the ministers’ power at the cost of the church members to create their “city upon a hill.” Regarding its church affiliation requirements, the New England Way differed from other Puritans; their saints were particularly different. Whereas English Puritan saints were those who piously devoted their lives to the Calvinist faith, New England Puritans saints were required to deliver an account of their conversion experience. New England Puritans also insisted on the importance of literacy and the understanding of Bible. Apart from the enforcement of public education, New England Puritans opposed state control of the church, and protested government by
Religion influenced the government of the Puritans. They believed that they each had their own boundaries or power given by the Lord (Doc H). Puritans wanted the church and government to intertwine and aid one another, creating a stronger bond. In addition, the Puritan’s emphasis on religious conformity and the attainment of land for their model society led them to engage in wars with neighboring Indian tribes. For instance, William Bradford fought with Pequot tribe in the Pequot War, believing that God is the source of their victory and therefore praise him (Doc D).
They mostly practiced religion, farming, and trade. The main motivation was to generate profit for the mother country of England. The socioeconomic factors in North America from the early 1600s to the 1770s that lead to their ultimate rebellion against the mother country and their declaration of independence was enlightenment and great awakening, taxation without representation, and the chain of events during the mid-1700s including the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Boston tea party. It was not a surprise that religion was a key factor in the social life of the colonies during the 1600s and 1700s. Some of the colonies were founded based on religion and some were against it.
The first permanent settlements established by the English in the Americas. The first permanent settlements like the Chesapeake area colonies, the Carolinas, the Puritan New England settlements and the Mid-Atlantic colonies but better known as the northern, middle and southern colonies, all differed in politics, religion, economics and social issue. Although they all differed in the above, they all had one thing in common, they were religious. With different beliefs but religious. I will compare and contrast the differences between the colonies and what made each colony distinct from the other.
Both colonies the Colony at Plymouth and the Colony at Jamestown had rough conditions in surviving. The colony at Plymouth was more of the American Dream in my opinion. My reason is because they’re based off of religion instead of money and stuff like the colony at Jamestown. Many reasons i have but the first reason is with keeping religion first is the most important thing. The second reason is that money doesn’t just bring happiness ,and money was all the colony at Jamestown cared for.
Although the separation from England was a united movement, not all colonies settled for the same reasons. Therefore, as a result of this difference, each colony had its own motives to base its social foundation on. In the “Charter of Privileges Granted by William Penn, esq. to the Inhabitants of Pennsylvania and Territories, October 28, 1701”, it is exemplified how the guidelines set up after colonization was used to attract a certain group of people wanted by the Proprietary and Governor. The charter relinquished to the colony of Pennsylvania, was an articulation of the newly endowed rights given to the people, as well as, an act of appeal.
“Colonists settled British North America for different reasons. Some came for profits; others came for religious freedom.”
By late October 1682 Penn went out on his own to venture into the New World and would some come across an area that he would buy from the Swedes and would then name it Philadelphia. In this time period people from England, Ireland, and Germany would receive pamphlets of how this British Colony was meant for religious and political freedom and soon Pennsylvania