English Settlers: The English Settlement Of New England

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The English settlement of New England was distinctive how it came to be formed and governed in the way that it was. The region was originally founded on the principles of the ‘Puritan’ religion, which was drastically from the ideals of the Catholics in Maryland and the Protestants of Virginia. They did not land in Virginia as they had planed they instead landed at Plymouth Rock, in what is present day Massachusetts. This group, prior to their landing at Plymouth, drew up the “Mayflower Compact” which framed how the colony would be ran. The settlers to this area of the English settlement were more or less an equal balance of male and female settlers as opposed to the mostly male settlers of the Virginia and Maryland colonies.
These settlers

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