Although New England and the Chesapeake Region Were Both Settled Largely by People of English Origin, by 1700 the Regions Had Evolved Into Two Distinct Societies. Why Did This Difference in Development Occur?

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Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur? AP U.S history DBQ #2 8/28/12 The New England and the Chesapeake regions were both from English origin. However, they had completely different societies. Each settlement had different intension of why they wanted to settle in the new world. New England and Chesapeake colonies had political, economic and social differences. The New England colonies consisted of puritans who wanted to purify the church because the Church in England was corrupt. They wanted a place where they could worship freely and work together to…show more content…
Stated in the Articles of Agreement, in Springfield, Massachusetts "do mutually agree to certain articles and order to be observed and kept by us and by our successor" (Doc D.) The New England Colonies created and obeyed by their laws and orders. The Chesapeake colonies economically was very stable once they were settled. They focused on large scale plantations such a tobacco, rice and indigo. Therefore, The Chesapeake had slaves to work their plantations. In Governor Berkeley and His Council on Their Inability to Defend Virginia Against a Dutch Attack, states "(Besides Negroes) as there are freemen to defend the shores and all out frontiers." (Doc G.) This Document shows that they had many slave in the Chesapeake colonies. The New England colonies had more focus on small scale farming and manufacturing goods such as lumber, Shipbuilding and whaling. They did not have many plantation colonies. The New England colonies did not use any slave labor. Education in the New England colonies was very important because reading the bible was part of their daily life. The New England colonies had the first public educational systems and had the highest literacy rate in the world at the time. These colonies were very socially stable because everyone worked to together to build their society. The New England colonies were very religious, John Winthrop Quotes, "We must consider that we shall be
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