Differences and similarities
| In the north, church membership was key to be accepted into the colony. The church controlled the laws and was the most acknowledge in the colony. However, in the south, instead of the church member being the boss, land owners were the dominant party. These land owners were the wealthiest and had control over the laws. A marked difference between the different colonies was the religious aspect. This was because in these territories settled various religious denominations in England who were persecuted in their homeland. Because of this, you cannot say that religious beliefs throughout the colonies were uniform.
| After European settlement, religious history began more than a century before the British colonies became the United States of America in 1776. Some of the original settlers were men and women of deep religious convictions. The religious intensity of the original settlers diminished to some extent over time but new waves of 18th-century immigrants brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic. In addition, the nation's first major religious revival in the middle of the 18th century injected new vigor into American religion.Wave after wave of ethnic groups from Europe (as well as other parts of the globe) brought along their traditional churches—some, especially the English and the German Americans brought along multiple Protestant denominations, as well as Catholicism. Several colonies had an "established" church, which meant that local tax money went to the established denomination. In general, the colonial governments were little involved in religion, and many denominations and sects flourished. Freedom of religion became a basic American principle, and numerous new movements emerged, many of which became established denominations in their own right
| Political aspects
| Besides the issues of who ruled in the society, the colonies had many similarities between the two sides....
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