The Similarities And Differences Between The Chesapeake And New England Colonies

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Despite arriving from England, the Chesapeake and New England colonies differed greatly in their ideas for a successful start at a new life. Both colonies came to the “New World” at an attempt for a fresh start, whether it be for religious or financial reasons. Their purpose for leaving England greatly impacted their future goals and experiences in the colonies, their drive and passion shaped the differences. New England was known for its religious colonies while the Chesapeake colonies are known for their cash crops. With this in mind, it is easy to see where the colonies’ focus and attention was drawn to, for the north family and community while in the south a financial motive. Both New England and the Chesapeake colonies were fortunate

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