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New England and Chesapeake Regions Before 1700

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The New England and the Chesapeake regions were both settled by immigrants from England. However, by 1700 these regions developed into two extremely different societies. There were a few major reasons why this happened. Immigrants that settled in the New England region came to the New World with different goals than the immigrants that settled in the Chesapeake region. In general, the settlers in the Chesapeake region were more materialistic than the settlers in the New England region. Differences in goals, values, and beliefs caused the distinction between the two societies. First of all, the immigrants that settled in the New England region had different goals than those that settled in the Chesapeake region. Most settlers that…show more content…
People in New England believed that everybody was equal and should work together as a community. This is seen in John Winthrop's A Model of Christian Charity when he writes, "We must be knit together in this work as one man." The thought that everybody was equal is also shown in the second article of the Articles of Agreement, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1636, which states, "We intend that our town shall be composed of forty families, . . . rich and poor." There was
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