In North America during the seventeenth century there were a lot of changes, a lot conflicts and a lot of resolutions. The English colonies that were established during this time period underwent huge amounts of change. Some of these changes were good and some of these changes were bad. They would go from being almost left to themselves to being one of the biggest things for the monarchy, for a number of reasons.
The New England, Middle, and Southern colonies were mostly made up the same ethnic groups, but they differed in their major religions. The orignal colonists in American were English, but over time people from France, Germany, and Holland began to settle there as well. Even so, Englishmen were still the majority of the colonies, so their social stucture was similar throughout America. Along with having different religions, the colonies also had different levels of religious freedom. The New England colonies were chiefly Puritan with little to no religious freedom.
Colonial Identity DBQ In the 1600’s as the first English colonists were settling in America, there was little difference between the identities of the colonists and the identities of the citizens still in England. The colonists were very much still English citizens who just took an opportunity, whether it was to make money or practice their religion. As time wore on this changed, as the colonists in America dealt with many experiences very different from those living in England. This included dealings with aggressive natives and the overall struggle for survival.
Similar to the way that the thirteen colonies in America were under the constricting grips of the English rule, the slaves in the colonies were in a coinciding situation, this time with the Americans on the authoritative side of things. Throughout the 1600’s and certainly tens, if not hundreds of years prior, there were slaves in the colonies, or what the colonies once were. Even though all throughout history there have been slaves to some degree, the slave population in the now American colonies increased greatly in the later decades of the 1700’s. Many factors led up to the dramatic increase, including reduced migration, which occurred when the wages for English workers went up, leading to a smaller supply of immigrants to work in the colonies,
The New England colonies include Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. The first settlers that came into the New England colonies were the Puritans who wanted to practice religious freedom. Unfortunately, most of these colonies are not tolerant of other religions. The self-government economy is based on religious beliefs. Finally, the colonies rely on fishing and shipbuilding since the soil and long winters are unsuitable for farming.
The Middle and New England colonies have very similar social beliefs compared to the South. The South colonies have indentured servants and slaves. The New England and Middle colonies didn’t believe in inequality. Then there is the religious toleration. Although the New England colonies and Middle colonies have the same social beliefs, they do not tolerate those who have a different faith other than the Puritan lifestyle.
The colonial societies between the New England and the Chesapeake that developed prior to 1700 were very different but also had some similarities, in terms of there economic systems, social and political set ups, amd religious beliefs. The New England colonies economies were focused more on commerce and trade; while the Chesapeake colonies focused more on agriculture. The New England colonies had rocky soil and short growing seasons, making it more difficult to farm but they had many navigable rivers and harbors which helped them with trade. The Chesapeake colonies's economy was based more on cash crops, such as tobacco,rice, and indigo, they were less able to provide more industry due to their lack of markets and skilled labor force.
Geography's effect on the early North American colonies is undeniable, but the way location affected the people of the early colonies is much more significant. Primarily, the economy was the biggest aspect of life affected by geography. From the Atlantic Ocean acting as a barrier from the New World to the Old World, and to the climate difference between the cold winters of the New England colonies to the hot summers in the Southern colonies, each played a central role in the development of the colonies. Good or bad, geography was always an essential factor economically for those who lived in the early southern, middle, and northern colonies. Geography has continually influenced the way people live and the early colonies were no different.
The New England colonies changed a lot between the 1630’s and the 1660’s between economic, political, and social views. Politically, the colonies went from a democracy that was limited to church members to a more open democracy that included men and women, church members and non-church members. Economically, the colonies went from believing that wealth was a sin to accepting capitalism and private profit. Socially, the colonies originally believed that they could purify the church and create a Utopian society, whereas eventually some colonies were free to believe in any religion they wanted to. Though there were plenty of things that changed in the New England colonies, many things also stayed the same.
Based upon the areas of geography and climate resources, and political and social life, the Southern colonies will prove to be an asset in a possible war with France. The geography and climate in the Southern colonies would be suitable for battles but, it would be avoided for economic reason. The Southern colonies will be able to cover the economic problems in the war. The political and social life would be no problem since they would probably be loyal to England. There are no problems in including the Southern colonies in a possible war against France.
Early Colonies the Models The colonization of America began with a series of attempts by the English to establish a colony in the New World which would serve to compete with the successful Spanish colonies in the south. In 1584, Queen Elizabeth the first charged Walter Raleigh with finding a suitable place that would fulfill these conditions. In turn, Walter Raleigh sent a voyage consisting of Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe across the Atlantic in 1584. The voyage resulted in the claiming of North Carolina in July later that year.
The Traits of the New England Colonies Have you ever wondered what made the New England colonies thrive? Maybe it was war or maybe it was the economics and politics that got these colonies through some hard times. “The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government,”-George Washington. This quote by George Washington explains the basics of our government and our country. I believe that economics, politics and trade help the New England Colonies through the early stages of it’s growth.