Similarities Between New England And Colonial Virginia

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Colonial Virginia and New England had some similarities but many differences. They both developed their own form of government around the same time. First to develop some form of elected assembly was The Virginia Company with The House of Burgesses in 1619. Around that same time in 1620, Pilgrims arriving on the Mayflower had created and agreed to the Mayflower Compact upon arrival at Plymouth Rock, developing their first form of governing body and selecting their own representatives. The purpose of the House of Burgesses was more for profit and wealth and for the Pilgrims it was more for religious freedom and settling on a permanent basis. Religion played a large role in both colonies. English settlers arriving to Virginia were from the

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