1993 Apush Dbq

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Tamara Singh
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1993 DBQ Essay

The 1700 hundreds was a time for people’s imaginations able to soar free in their heads and see the “New World” for all its infinite possibilities. There were many reasons for people to look for refuge or wealth in the newly discovered world. Some wanted to escape from harsh laws and strict religions of the European government, and others went for glory and money. When the new colonies like Jamestown was formed, so was two new societies. Both areas were settled for different reasons. The different reasons led to distinctive social, political, economic, and cultural hardships and rewards. The New England colonies and the Chesapeake colonies are prime examples of two different societies at the same plain. The settlers of the New England and Chesapeake region came from the same origin, Europe, but by 1700 their social, economical, and political differences led them in two different directions. The Chesapeake region included Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Delaware. New England, north of the Chesapeake, included Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. People began to become accustomed to their regions and looked for ways to stay alive and gain from the geography they lived in. In the Chesapeake, the population was a majority black-slaves, plantation owners relied on the cheap labor slaves or indentured servants provided. Slave trade became a leading industry. In New England, the population was English and white, with the Church established. I believe these two societies worked out very well at the end even though they were brought up differently. Throughout Europe there were droughts, famines, religious changes and persecutions, over population, taxes, and wars. In the preceding century the Black Plague killed most people. A century or two after the Black Plague, there was a big population growth. The cities were overcrowded with...
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