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  • New England Colonies
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    The differences in development between the New England colonies and the Chesapeake or Middle colonies occurred for a many number of reasons. First, they were different people. They come from different places and had different ways of life. Not only did the two regions both have different governing systems, but they were also driven to the New World by different religions or incentives. Even their slight economic differences helped to shape the individuality of the two areas. Most could probably ...
  • Money And The Religious Freedom
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    During the 17th century many people left England to come to the "New World" for a variety of reasons, most commonly seeking money or freedom of religion. Therefore it is not possible to provide a single answer to the question of why English colonized North America. (Throughout the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies the same two main reasons for coming to North America emerge.) Each of the colonies has a little more emphasis on either money or religious freedom. For example the people of ...
  • New England Colonies
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    "Throughout the colonial period, economic concerns had more to do with the settling of British North America than did religious concerns". According to this statement, both economic and religious reasons contributed to the founding of the thirteen colonies by the British in North America. The many people who settled in New England came there in search of religious freedom. Their hope was to escape the religious persecution they were facing in England, worship freely, and have the opportunity to ...
  • Royal Colony In 1788 New York
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    Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh: 1584 Everybody remembers Jamestown, Capt. John Smith, Pocahontas and all the rest. But do you remember Roanoke? In 1585, after a small scouting expedition had returned from North America with two Native Americans and many astonishing stories, Sir Walter Raleigh tried to establish a colony called Roanoke in the land which the British named 'Virginia', in honor of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen. The site was actually an island on North America's eastern seaboard protect...
  • Fur Trade As The English
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    The relationships with the Native Americans when dealing with the French and English, were both a rough journey. At first the French seemed to have the upper hand in their relationship of trading furs in Europe. Furs from the skins of deer, beaver, and other animals were all taken in the 1600's. The job of trapping the animals came from the Native Americans. They also collected their furs, and then traded them to the French. This trading business made for the shape of New France. Long, narrow co...
  • Chesapeake And New England Colonies
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    Today, the United States of America is a very racially and religiously diverse society. We saw the seeds of diversity being sown in the early days of colonization when the Chesapeake and New England colonies grew into distinctive societies. Even though both regions were primarily English, they had similarities as well as striking differences. The differentiating characteristics among the Chesapeake and New England colonies developed due to geography, religion, and motives for colonial expansion....
  • Southern And Middle Colonies Developed Differently America
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    The New England, Southern and Middle Colonies Developed Differently America was a place for dreams and new beginnings, until 'white'; people arrived in 1607. Three groups sailed over the treacherous Atlantic from their cruel lives in England to set up peaceful religious colonies. The only problem is that they attempted to settle in their own way and all failed dismally. The New England, Middle and Southern Colonies grew differently over the period 1619-1760. Examining the three sets of colonies ...
  • Middle Colonies And New England
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    It seems important to understand the similarities of the colonial regions in order to comprehend the implications they had. By comparing the Middle Colonies and New England, and by contrasting the future North to the South, it becomes relatively easy to draw patterns. In 1760, the population in New England counts 16,000 Africans, 29,000 for the Middle Colonies whereas the South populates 205,000 Africans. Slavery is then mainly concentrated in the South, involving more agrarian activities and la...
  • New England And Southern Colonies
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    The New England and Southern Colonies were both settled largely by the English. By 1700, the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. The southern colonies have characteristics that are the antithesis of the New England colonies attributes. New England was colonized for Freedom of Worship and freedom of political thought. The Southern colonies were developed for freedom of economic opportunity. The New England colonies had aspirations for a distinct society, where they could show their h...
  • New England Region And The Colonies
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    The Early American colonies We have been one nation for so long that it is hard to imagine a major difference between the thirteen original colonies. After all a quick glance at a map of these thirteen original colonies will tell you that they all where established along the East Coast and where most generally located on a river or body of water. What is strange about this is just how different each of these separate areas of settlement turned out to be. After all they where located relatively c...
  • New England Colonies And The Chesapeake Colonies
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    Colonial America There are many myths about early America and the original thirteen colonies. Some people may think that all the colonies were the same. This is not true by any means. People of different cultures populated certain areas, and therefore practiced different religions, knew how to grow different crops, etc. The climate was far different between the New England colonies and the Chesapeake colonies. This also had an impact on the types of crops they grew. There are multitudes of diffe...
  • Middle And Southern Colonies
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    Colony Groups The New England, Middle, and Southern colonies had very different viewpoints on how life was to be lived. The New England colonies believed that the society had to 'stick together' to survive, and they were primarily based on shipping and moving of goods. The Middle colonies were a blend of the New England and Southern colonies, with a mixture of independence from the South and unity from the North. Economically, they both farmed and shipped goods. The Southern colonies, on the oth...
  • Religious Motive In Their Colonies
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    The religious motive is often emphasized as the predominant one in the migration of the early English colonizers to the New England, but economic motives were undoubtedly the most effective in promoting colonization. Economic considerations were greatly emphasized in the early settlements of the Southern Colonies. As for religious considerations were mainly found in the colonization of the New England Colonies. The Middle Colonies on the other hand were considered to be mainly established for re...
  • New England And Chesapeake Colonies
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    During the 17th century, England began to stretch out its tentacles and grab hold of the Americas. The latecomers established their colonies in two different regions along the eastern coast of North America. These regions were known as the Chesapeake and New England areas. As extensions of the British Empire, they all had a similar background and shared a common formative experience. However, Britain's North American colonies were also fragmented and had very separate and unique identities. Thei...
  • Religion And Wealth Colonial America
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    Jones 1 Allyson Jones Dr. Rothman Section 22 History 203 21 September 2003 Colonial America: Religion and Wealth Colonial America can best be described as a place for a new beginning. Most early settlers of what would later become America, colonized the area, in search of wealth and moral purity. They all had one dream, one goal, one aspiration, and ultimately one major concern, and / or ideal upon arrival to the "New World" and that was to connect every aspect of their life. They wanted to form...
  • Their Families Like The New England Settlers
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    The New England and Chesapeake regions were settled by the English for two completely different reasons, and by people with completely different attitudes towards forming colonies. The New England settlers focused on Puritan values and traditions that they brought with them to the colonies, including their family values, work ethic, and religious influences. On the other hand, the Chesapeake was settled by men looking to ravage the New World for gold and fortune, establishing their colonies stri...
  • Puritan Congregation And The Church Of England
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    3. Compare the ways in which religion shaped the development of colonial society (to 1740) in TWO of the following regions: (2002) New England Chesapeake Middle Atlantic The regions of New England and Chesapeake were dominated by two religions; New England colonies were filled with Puritan congregations and the Chesapeake area with the Church of England. Both these religions had a tremendous impact on each's respective areas especially in the development of government and the communities. The sy...
  • New England Colonies
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    . Through English politics from the 1530's to the 1820's and beyond, the most consistent theme of both popular sentiment and official ideology was anti-Catholicism. From the sixteenth century, Englishmen pictured the Roman Church not merely as a system of cruelty and intolerance, but as an international conspiracy operating through secret agents and with covert sympathy of fellow travellers. Deliverance was attributed to divine intervention in favour of Protestant England. An apocalyptic or mill...
  • Puritan Colonies
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    During the time of colonization, religious toleration was a concept unheard of within European nations involved. Early Spanish explorers exterminated native religious practices in the Americas they dominated, replacing it with their catholic institutions. Further along the historical timeline of colonization, European countries brought and therefore influenced colonials and natives alike with their religion in occupied areas. As the English grasp upon the new world grew stronger, interesting tre...
  • New England Colonies
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    When the colonists settled in America in the 17th century, many of them had different reasons for coming, believed in various religions and set goals and accomplishments both for themselves and their families. Some came to America because of religious persecution, and some came to America to obtain wealth. The colonists settled into what was to become the northern and the southern colonies. Over time, the northern and southern colonies eventually evolved into two distinct societies. Primarily, t...

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