New England Colonies Influence

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Puritans (church members) were Calvinist who wanted to purify the Church of England they confine church membership to persons they believed to be “saved”, the bible was the final authority. Puritans settler in different parts all over North America, John Winthrop writing the Mayflower compact gave a significant power to Puritans in the New World looking for “a city upon a hill” leaving a political structure over New England in which the puritan had power over the colonies. Within fifty year since the founding of New England the whites surrounded the ancestral lands of the Indians, Metacomet (King Philip) was the son of Massasoit who signed the treaty with the Pilgrims, Philip concerned by the impact of the lands and Europeans culture and religion…show more content…
Parliament applied mercantilist theory to the Americans a series of laws known as the Navigation Acts that state that; English or colonial merchants only could engaged in trade with the colonies, certain valuable Americans products could only be sold only in the mother land (enumerated goods), all foreign goods destined to the colonies had to be shipped to England and pay England import duties, and the colonies could not make or export items that competed with English products. Smuggling was the result of the “mercantile system” created by the British in which they sold the finished products to sell to the colonies, smuggling was rampant in the colonies and Americans saw nothing wrong with it, they did not look kindly on government interference agreeing with Thomas Jefferson that free trade is a “natural right”. By lacking of large-scale agricultural enterprise the north did not demand many enslave laborers, the difference with the large-scale slavery in the south accentuated a regional difference that developed in the colonies. In the south, Virginia Company was established as a joint-stock company, by a group of merchants and wealthy gentry, to plant colonies in America, joint-stock companies had been developed in England as a
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