New England Vs Southern Colonies Dbq Essay

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In 1588, the English defeated the Spanish Armada which allowed them to colonize in the North America. While they were in North America the English tried to establish two joint-stock companies, Virginia and Massachusetts. Three colonial regions were established in doing so; New England, Middle Colonies, and Southern Colonies. Due to their geography, economy, and religion led the two colonies, New England and Southern Colony, to become very diverse from one another. New England Colonies and the Southern Colonies developed into two diverse regions because of their differences in geography. In a chart of Reported Weather Conditions in New England from 1609 to 1699, the data describes the New England climate. The chart shows the climate of New…show more content…
First, in A Model of Christian Charity, John Winthrop wrote that Massachusetts had to be a perfect colony. He said, “We will be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us…”.(Doc.A). This meant that Massachusetts had to exemplify the perfect religious colony of Puritanism that will look up to at set a perfect example. The New England Primer was a small textbook published in Boston in 1683. (Doc. K). Children in New England colony learned to read from it. In the textbook, there were poems that also mentioned a lot about god and helped children learn to read. This shows that New England residents valued their religion and moral values. In comparison, the southern colonies believed different religions. For example, in the Ship’s list of emigrants bound for Virginia it displays a list of men traveling to Virginia. (Doc.C). Before the list of names the document states, “Their conformity to the church discipline of England”. This proves that the people traveling to Virginia knew they believed in the church of England and had to follow its laws. Therefore, the different religions practiced in New England and the Southern Colonies caused them to develop into two distinct
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