New England Colonies Geography Analysis

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Evaluate the extent to which geography was the primary factor in shaping the development of the British colonies in North America during the 1600s. Although the primary factor in shaping the development of the British colonies was geography, religion also influenced the British colonies during the 1600s.The New England colonies were initially founded to be a safe haven for the Puritan religion, while the middle colonies and southern colonies were founded for trade and profit. Once founded, the British colonies began producing different goods based on their geography. Each region depended on each other and Great Britain for certain goods they could not provide for themselves.
The reason for settlement in the New England colonies was religious freedom. The

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