The New England and Chesapeake colonies were both settled by English colonists. Most colonists moving from Great Britain to New England were families searching for religious salvation, rather than mostly the single men that traveled to the Chesapeake area in search of wealth. The immigrants of the Chesapeake area were greeted with a climate and soil that were perfect for cultivating tobacco, cotton, indigo, and rice. Those settling in New England could not rely on farming to support themselves because of the rocky soil in the north. While the majority of the Chesapeake colonists were not as cohesive due to the great distance from farms to these towns, New England had close-knit church events, meetings, and schools. Although, the New England and Chesapeake colonies were both settled by people at English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies because of motives, environment, and towns/communities. The motives for moving to the New World behind the two colonial areas helped shape the differences between the Chesapeake and New England societies. Many of the ships going to the Chesapeake region in the 1600’s consisted of single people, mostly men, in search for wealth, gold, and a better life in the New World. At least one third of the freemen in Virginia in 1673 were single freemen (Doc. G). With the residents of the Chesapeake being mainly single men at this time, it only made sense that their motive behind moving to the New World was to find wealth. They had no responsibilities other than themselves; therefore, the want for wealth would be appealing more so to single men causing the Chesapeake colonies to be a majority of this group of people. On the contrary, most people who migrated to New England did so as a way to find religious freedom. This meant that New England colonies would be inhabited mainly by families and couples who held their religion high as a priority. On a ship’s list of emigrants bound for New England in 1635,
who emerged from the ships had huge plans and tremendous goals for what would come of their own colony. However, although both settled regions were the new homes to a majority of the English, two separate societies formed. In New England, the colonists were religious extremists hoping to form a perfect society, while gold hunters with little or no desire to create a permanent home flocked to the Chesapeake region. The colonists in the north were more concerned with family values than those in the south….
Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by the people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. These two colonies divided based on their values and goals for their future, New England believed in unity, religion, and family, while the Chesapeake region believed in success, working alone, and entrepreneurship. Their lives really centered around what they believed in and was the determining factor on why these….
century, two colonies emerged from England in the New World. The two colonies were called the Chesapeake and New England colonies. Even though the two areas were formed and governed by the English, the colonies had similarities as well as differences. Differences in geography, religion, politics, economic, and nationalities, were responsible for molding the colonies. These differences came from one major factor: the very reason the English settlers came to the New World. The Chesapeake colonies were primarily….
Chesapeake and New England Colony DBQ
The Crusades of the middle ages introduced much innovative and formerly unheard of merchandise into Western Europe; however the scarcity of these luxury goods instilled Europeans with drive to find easier access to the Far East. Although desired “Northwest Passage” never was found, joint-stock companies, like the Virginia Company of London, settled colonies in the New World for untapped resources such as silver and other tradable goods. Many more corporations….
Comparison between the Colonies of Chesapeake and New England
This essay will be analyzing and comparing & contrasting the colonies of Chesapeake and New England. This paper’s main concern is how these colonies are so dramatically different and what aspects of the colonies make them so. This paper will argue considerable differences in settling and motives to settle had a dramatic effect on the initial success of the colonies. Chesapeake had a tremendous death rate of 65-percent of their original….
New England vs. Chesapeake Colonies
Throughout the 16th century and into the 17th century the Americas started to become very popular settlement areas, especially North America's east coast. This area was colonized by migrating English that either fled from England because of religious persecution, the wish of starting a new life with their families or were in the pursuit of gold and wealth. The decision people made between those two choices(religion and family go together)was what….
Chesapeake Colonies vs New England Colonies
In 1607, the first permanent English colony was established in North America. This settlement was known as Jamestown, and it paved the way for future English colonies. Originally, the first settlements were established for monetary reasons, future colonies, namely the New England colonies, were established as religious havens for various groups. These first few settlements, Virginia and Maryland, also known as the Chesapeake colonies, were seen….
Chesapeake and New England colonies Comparison
During the early 16th century and into the early 17th century, European colonies rapidly colonized the newly found Americas. England in particular sent large groups to the east coast of North America to two separate regions, which would later become known as the Chesapeake and New England areas. The Chesapeake region included Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the New Jerseys. The New England region of the colonies included Rhode Island, Plymouth….
Before the 1700's the New England and Chesapeake regions were both largely settled by people of English origin. Slowly, they began to evolve into different societies. Fantasies of the New World had largely appealed to troubled England. English citizens traveled to the New World for religious, economic, and various other reasons. Though the settlers of the New England and Chesapeake regions were of English origin, each region soon evolved into distinct societies due to social, economic, and religious….
By the 1700s, New England and the Chesapeake region had developed very distinct societies. This dichotomy can be traced from the very foundation of the colonies. The New England colonies were founded as examples of pure religion, each was to "be as a city upon a hill."1 In contrast to this worthy cause, the Chesapeake colonies were originally founded during the great search for gold, and later continued as slave-supported plantation colonies. The New Englanders would come to prosper through their….