Differences Between New England Colonies

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United States’ diversity has been since the beginning of time. These are the changes that shaped our world today. The New England; Rhode island, new Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut , Middle; New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania and Southern Colonies; Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Maryland grew differently over the period 1619-1760. Examining the three sets of colonies will prove that they were all different but similar: socially and culturally, economically, politically.
Socially and culturally, the three groups of colonies grew to be completely different. The New England Colonies’ life was controlled by the Puritan religion. These colonies were not religiously tolerant even though its’ main reason for settlement
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In New England, at the beginnings, 1700, it was governed by Puritans. Then, the General Court made laws and governed the company. This same General Court concept was ruled by freemen; these where men that attended church and were very religious. This later changes having a representative from each colony. The Middle Colonies, on the other hand, were ruled by British monarchs until Pennsylvania is built. People could vote and form part of the office but they had to be Christians in order to do so. Gratefully, taxes were not enforced as much. When Penn is in charge, he develops a colonial council made of tax-paying landowners. These would create laws and take over the government, the idea of veto is presented. The southern colonies were ruled by the House of Burgesses. The system consisted of the upper house, mainly chosen by the King, the lower class which were representatives from each colony, the House of Burgesses. The Southern could be considered more strictly political in comparison to the other regions. Still, they had many…show more content…
They were established for different economical reasons with few similarities. The Southern Colonies’ economy was based on agriculture. Their primary crash crop was tobacco. They also grew rice, indigo, and cotton. It was efficient for them because they had flat, fertile land and a good climate. In addition they were able to have a long growing season and boost their economy. In the Middle Colonies they grew staple crops such as corn, barley, oats, and wheat. Again, they were able to succeed because of their rich land and soil, and a great climate. Last, New England also took advantage of crops such as wheat and corn even though they had rocky soil, forests and harsh cold weather. On the other hand, New England mainly depended on fishing and shipbuilding. The economy of three regions were affected because of of a variety of factors. To start, because of climate, geography, resources.“The dissimilarities amongst the regions were perhaps the very reason the colonies were able to survive and eventually grow into an independent nation.” They were able to have a thriving economy and unity amongst the colonists.
The regions of the 13 colonies, though being new, were extremely different in a variety of ways. Different kind of people settled in different places for different reasons. As the thirteen colonies developed and grew, they acquired some socio-cultural, political and economical
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