The Starkest Differences Between The Colonial Region And New England Colonies

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The starkest differences between the three colonial regions lie in economy and religious influences. For example, New England colonies like Massachusetts and Rhode Island had a bigger focus on shipbuilding, fishing, and lumber mills than the Southern or Middle colonies, whose focus was based around agriculture, due to the difference in climate and geography. Middle colonies also focused on exporting iron ore and iron products. In addition, New England colonies had a bigger population of Puritans, so the culture in this region was more strict socially; drunkenness, swearing, and gambling were frowned upon, especially in the Massachusetts Bay colony. The government of the Massachusetts Bay colony could also enforce public morality (e.g. teachers

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