The Reason Why the New England & Chesapeake Regions Developed so Different

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The political, social and economic development plays a large part in the reason why the New England and Chesapeake regions developed so different. If you were to pay close attention to these regions, you’d be in awe to know that the people who settled these areas are all from England. The reasons for the development also played a large role in the difference. From the 17th century to the 18th century the Chesapeake and New England regions developed into two different regions. The social development played a large role in the reason why the two regions are so different. After analyzing some of John Winthrop’s “A Model of Christian Charity” (Document A), and John Porter’s List of Emigrants destined for the New England region (Document B), you would can assume that the New England colonies were big on family, unity and organization. In document A used the word “we” repetitively and stated “We must entertain each other in brother affection …” this shows unity among the people. However, on a ship’s list of emigrants bound for Virginia (Document C) there were plenty of men, but only a few women because men were needed to establish the colony. Also the people that traveled all that were young, not many families traveled, and the people did not live long because of disease. With the tragedies in the Chesapeake region the social development was totally different. This caused a difference over all. In document A John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was an all for one, one for all type of person. The “Blue Laws”, deemed by the puritans, in the New England colonies is a prime example of Theocracy which is the type of government upheld in the northern colonies. Meanwhile, in the Chesapeake region there were many issues such as oppression. Governor Berkeley was chased away from Jamestown because of his selfish ways. Jamestown was burned down in return. The Chesapeake and New England region were discovered for different economic reasons. The New...
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