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  • Massachusetts Research

    Massachusetts was first colonized by principally English Europeans in the early 17th century‚ and became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the 18th century. Prior to English colonization of the area‚ it was inhabited by a variety of mainly Algonquian-speaking indigenous tribes. The first permanent English settlement was established in 1620 with the founding of Plymouth Colony by the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower. A second‚ shorter-lasting colony‚ was established near Plymouth in 1622 at

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  • Virginia vs. Massachusetts

    differences between the Virginia colony and the Massachusetts colony. People all over Europe started coming down to the “new world” (America)‚ they came to the new world for many reasons such as land‚ food‚ religion and much more. Before I start to contrast between the 2 colonies I’m going to give a general background on them. Massachusetts was established in 1620 and Virginia was established in 1607. Virginia’s colony was Jamestown and Massachusetts was Salem and Boston. Virginia was located in

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  • Lowell Massachusetts Agriculture

    In Lowell Massachusetts in the early 1800’s‚ most of the land had been used for farming and agriculture. However‚ with the advancement in industry‚ the town started to produce new goods‚ instead crops and plants. With the advancement of Industry Lowell started to operate textile plants. From the early 1800’s to the 1850’s the number of plants doubled‚ tripled‚ and quadrupled. This boom in industry caused Lowell to come up with new ways to produce items. These plants produced many different items

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  • Compare Massachusetts Bay and Chesapeake

    Bring a Black ink pen Thesis: The Massachusetts Bay‚ and the Chesapeake region were both part of the New World where England was starting to colonize. Even though the people from these two locations originated from the same land (England)‚ these colonies turned out to be extremely different from one another. They differed in the reason they settled the land‚ the economic activity of the region‚ and the demographics of the colonies. II. Motives for Settlement 1. Captain John Smith settled Chesapeake

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  • Anne Hutchinson versus Massachusetts

    Anne Hutchinson versus Massachusetts Anne Hutchinson was a Puritan woman whose acts of not agreeing with the Puritan doctrine had her excommunicated from the church. Anne did not believe that the people were predestined to go to Heaven or Hell but it would be determined based on their works. Accused of Blasphemy Anne was sent to court because of her actions which is now known as the Anne Hutchinson versus Massachusetts case. This case shows the effects of Political‚ Social and Historical. In

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  • Virginia and Massachusetts Colonies

    This essay demonstrates and explains the differences between Virginia and Massachusetts in the terms of society and economy. Both colonies developed their own characteristics based upon the factors of: the economic motivation of the settlers‚ the political and religious motivation of the settlers‚ and the natural resources and climate of the region. Although located in different parts of the Americas they shared similarities and differences. In 1607‚ James I granted a charter for the settlement

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  • The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement in North America in the early 1600’s. It was formed by Puritan settlers fleeing religious persecution in England. The lands which became the Massachusetts Bay Colony had previously been inhabited by Native Indians. The Company of Massachusetts Bay received a charter to start a settlement in the New World in 1629. The charter granted the company the right to establish a settlement. The passengers of the “Arbella” who left England in 1630 with

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America (Massachusetts Bay) in the 17th century‚ in New England‚ situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston. The territory administered by the colony included much of present-day central New England‚ including portions of the U.S. states of Massachusetts‚ Maine‚ New Hampshire‚ Rhode Island‚ and Connecticut. Territory claimed but never administered by the colonial government extended as far west as the

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  • Difference between Jamestown, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania

    Each province was an improvement from the first. Jamestown was the least successful because it had no example before it. They only had one farmer‚ and one farmer couldn’t feed a company. Massachusetts was definitely an improvement from jamestown and so forth. Jamestown was originally founded for profit‚ by a joint stock company. The joint stock company planned on selling and growing tobacco. Jamestown was poorly planned and many died due to the poorly planning of the Virginia Company. A document

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony government was able to be‚ at least partially‚ simultaneously theocratic‚ democratic‚ oligarchic‚ and authoritarian. It was able to be partly theocratic because of the doctrine of the covenant‚ which stated that the whole purpose of government was to enforce God’s laws. God’s laws applied to everyone‚ even nonbelievers. Everyone also had to pay taxes for the government-supported church. This meant that religious leaders held enormous power in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

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