The Plymouth Bay colony was made up of pilgrims from England who were trying to escape religious prosecution. This colony developed differently from the southern colonies because of the geography and their religious beliefs. In New England., the geography was very different from Chesapeake Bay. The soil was much more rocky, and unlike the southern colonies, the Chesapeake Bay did not have a long growing season. This meant the Chesapeake Bay colonies could not grow cash crops.
One of the biggest reasons for colonies wanted to mover north was to get away from King Edward. They wanted to have their own belief on religion. Also they wanted to follow their belief, without the government telling them that they couldn’t and the northern religion had more practice then the one they had before in British. Some of the colonies were not happy, because the British would try ways to have a better economic and that would affect the colonies. After time the British government decided to give the colonist some freedom.
People may ask why the americans desired independence, but that was not originally what they wanted. Nowt that time has past and the United States Of America are now an independent nation, I believe that declaring independence was a great idea because of the successful things it has helped create. The Americas was a great opportunity for many British who wanted to start a new life in the Americas. Except it was soon found to be a terrible idea after the amount of taxes they made them pay for necessary things apart of their culture. In the evidence it states, “After months of protest in the colonies, Parliament finally voted to repeal the Stamp Act in March 1766.
The families that came to New England were able to settle and govern like “a city upon a hill”, as an example to John Winthrop's ideas in 1630 (Doc C), even though they were not expected to be capable of creating a governing system. One noticeable between the two systems of government, was the fact that people in New England had a chance to rise on the social and political chain unlike people in Chesapeake region. Due to Bacon's Rebellion, people in Virginia were worried about others going against the crown and it was not possible for people to reach a higher status because of it. The differences in the two colonies made the possibility for government either possible, or completely
Although all the colonists all came from England, the community development, purpose, and societal make-up caused a distinct difference between two distinct societies in New England and the Chesapeake region. The distinctions were obvious, whether it be the volume of religious drive, the need or lack of community, families versus single settlers, the decision on minimal wage, whether or not articles of agreements were drawn for and titles as well as other social matters were drawn, as well as where loyalties lay in leaders. New England was, overall, more religious than the Chesapeake region. Settlers in New England were searching relief for religious persecution in Europe. Puritans, Quakers, and Catholics were coming in droves to America searching for an opportunity to have religious freedom.
England was the last of the large European empires to begin their exploration of the New World. Their desire to discover new land spawned from their need for raw goods that was currently threatening to throw their economy out of balance, their victory in the Anglo-Spanish War which gave them the courage to challenge Spain, their need to find unsettled land for their younger population and their want to spread Protestantism (Schultz, 32). English settlement of North America began in 1585 with Sir Walter Raleigh and his settlement of Roanoke. Roanoke did not succeed as a settlement but Raleigh learned that Spain’s conquistador model of quick riches was not a correct model for English success. In order to succeed, England would have to setup settlements based on a model of plantations and agriculture.
The Puritan religion was not only a religion, but also a way of life. The Puritans had broken off from the Church of England and were being persecuted in England. The Puritans migrated as whole families instead of other groups of migrations, which were mostly young, single men. Records show that many of the Puritans could read and were very devoted to their religion. In fact the founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was a Puritan.
The change was being felt throughout other areas, including Switzerland and France. With the occurrence of Reformation in the 16th century, a lot of success can be related to the mindset that people were in. Previous attempts at bringing up reformation hadn’t worked because people didn’t have the problems with the church that they did by the time the 16th century came around. Truly, the Reformation needed to occur in the 16th century. Otherwise, it very well may not have had the same effect at a different time, and it wouldn’t have caused the same amount of change.
As conflicts between the catholics and the protestants became more violent, it affected the English economy. In Europe, England was known for their production of woolen cloth, and they had been successful in establishing trade companies in other Europeans countries. But, because of the increasing unemployment caused by severe religious conflicts in England, the English slowly began to look for opportunities in the Americas. Even though England was inexperienced with overseas trading, or heard that there were hostile Indians, they were still hopeful in establishing an overseas trade like the
Coming to America set them free from their teachings and allowed them to mold new principles. The colonies were separated through their different religions, but untied because they wanted their children to understand the bible. It was important for the settlers that their children learned to read, retain, and comprehend the bible. At the time, it was considered a privilege to hold those skills. Most lower-class colonists were unable to read and write because the accessibility was limited to the wealthy.
No one reason can be given for any event in history—in colonial times, North America was settled for a multitude of reasons. Although escape from religious persecution or the desire to expand a religion was one reason, economic concerns and the want for wealth comprised the majority of Britain 's intent to settle colonies in North America. Early European exploration of Asia and Africa was driven by trade and economics; because religion was a large part of daily life back then and into the years of American settlement by Europeans, explorers would cite it as their inspiration. The earliest settlements were motivated by an economic depression in England. Later, the first colonies of New England were settled by wealthy Puritans looking to create
Throughout history, religion has played an important role in the lives of the English settlers; many people believed in different religions, and this has caused problems within the New World colonies. Religion was strictly enforced, and punished according to your beliefs. When the English settlers decided to set sail to find refuge from the religious restriction, they were hopeful for a new life. People did not want to stay somewhere where they did not believe in the religion that was practiced, for it was punishable by death. The Colonists suffered many hardships; Britain was a Catholic community at the time, and the settlers that moved to America were Protestant.
The Puritans were English Protestants who believed that the alterations of the Church of England did not go far enough. In their view the church was too Catholic. In England, the Puritans were people of political influence, but King Charles did not agree with their attempts to reform the church. There seemed to be no hope for them but to leave England because they were being persecuted. They believed in America they could establish a colony whose government, society, and church were all bases on the Bible.
The beginning of the American Revolution started for a couple reasons.The main reason the American Revolution started was because the colonist of the United States did not pay Great Britain after the Indian war. After the colonist rejected Great Britain 's Monarchy and Aristocracy that is what really made the war start because Great Britain did not think that was fair. The first battle started on the day April 19, 1775. “Great Britain thought they were going to come out with an easy victory over the colonist.”The colonist called themselves, “Loyalist” and Great Britain called themselves,“Patriots.” There were some battles in the American Revolution that were big parts of the war. “There were a lot of battles in the American Revolution, but
It has always been an enigma as to why the various European Empires of England, France and others tried to colonize North America. The distance between North America and Europe was quite vast, and there were abundant resources in South America. In addition, the first attempts by these European Empires to colonize North America ended in failure as the North American winters were too harsh, resulting in many settlers not surviving their first winters there. However, it was very important that these colonial powers did not abandon the idea of colonizing North America. You have to speculate, and ponder for what reason did European Empires not give up trying to colonize North America and instead focus their efforts further south where the resources