Compare And Contrast Chesapeake And New England Colonies

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In the late 16th century through the early 17th, England as well as other European nations rapidly captured and colonized the newly discovered continent known as America. The British Empire sent multiple groups over to land upon the east coast of North America, yet two are the most famous, for they would bond to become one nation: the Chesapeake and New England colonies. Though introvert to one another, these two would unite to form one, regardless of the unique identities that they have. These differences, though many, eventually affected the colonies in both the economic and social views. Though the origins of the Chesapeake and New England colonies were vast, both originated from the same initial stimuli: War. During a period of time where England waged war on Spain and its ever growing empire (now at the time controlling Central America), The Crown believed it was time to expand its own borders. The monarchs sent many explorers and idealists to test their luck against the sea, and in exchange for their trial, England conquered the …show more content…

It was in 1607, the first successful settlement known as Jamestown was created by 104 settlers along the James River in search for prosperity. They hoped to find gold, silver, and other valued resources in order to trade to Asia in hopes of wealth. In an effort to avoid British taxes, the Jamestown settlers planned to find a new route to the East, yet to no avail. But it was not just a walk in the park. These pioneers struggled and suffered during the first few winters, and it wasn't until their leader, John Smith, met with the local Powhatan Indians and learned their ways of farming and tobacco growth; staple crops that would one day fuel the Colonial American economy. Though most of the southern settlements were filled with greedy farmers and miners, many from the New England colonies came for religious

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