The Chesapeake region of the colonies included Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 1607, Jamestown, the first English colony in the New World was founded by a group of settlers to a peninsula along the James River. These settlers hoped to find gold, silver, a passage to Asia, or other valuables they might take back to Europe so they could make a profit out of. John Smith outmaneuvered other members of the colony's ruling and took took charge. Only a few lucky members of the original voyage survived. The survivors were taught by Powhatan Indians on how to grow tobacco and corn. These staple-crops flourished throughout all five of these colonies.
New England was north of the Chesapeake region, and it included Massachusetts Bay Colony, Plymouth, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The New Englanders were mostly Puritan Separatists, who looked for religious freedom. When the Church of England separated from the Catholic church under Henry VIII, Protestantism flourished into England. Some Protestants wanted the complete separation from Catholicism, they were called Seperatist, who along with persecuted Catholics who had not joined the Church of England, came to New England in hopes of finding religious freedom where they would be free to practice as they wished. Their motives was religious in nature, not economic. In fact, New England... [continues]
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