Compare And Contrast Puritan And The New England Colonies

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America was seen as a new beginning for all emigrants. Different societies migrated for very different reasons. Freedom of religion and the potential to own land are simply two of many reasons for emigration. In 1620, a ship named the Mayflower, landed in what will be known as the New England Colonies. The passengers were Puritans who came to develop a society with one religion and no restrictions on beliefs. Decades earlier, the Virginia Company sponsored the development of the first American settlement, formally known as Jamestown. These two societies developed alongside each other, without interaction. They each had complete control over their governing systems, which lead to differences between them socially, politically, and economically. Puritans created a society based upon working together, whereas Jamestown was a society that enslaved the lowest social class. When the Puritans landed in New England, they found each other to be in good health, although this was quick to change as they had no knowledge of how to maintain…show more content…
While the Virginia colonies had rich soil, they lack an abundance of resources. They had based their economy on the few cattle and the tobacco plants. True determination was necessary as they had very few planters who understood the processes necessary in the New World. The economic system was strengthened by implementing tariffs on imported goods, to have settlers rely more on the goods they had available. Puritans in the New England colonies thanked their God for the abundance of fruits, herbs, and animals. With help from the Native Americans, Puritans learned how to sustain the resources. This helped to grow their economy quickly, and they could easily become self-reliant. Even though the Virginia colonies had to work harder to obtain their economic health, the Puritans seemed to be better off simply from the area where they
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