Chesapeake Colonies Dbq Essay

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Although the New England colonies and the Chesapeake colonies both were settled by the English people, they developed into two distinct societies in which the New England colonies were migrating for religious freedom, and the Chesapeake colonies were settled to add more wealth to the names of the English travelers. The two different societies were developed because of the backgrounds of the colonists. The English who ventured to the northern part of the New World came for religious freedom, and to be with the rest of the people who practiced the same religion. These people were the Puritans. The English who settled the Chesapeake region came for gold, only to become more wealthy. They also came for the land. Because of the laws of England,…show more content…
The English heard rumors of gold, and a lot of gold, and on top of that they were behind the French and Spanish on exploring this New World. The travelers came because they needed money. Captain John Smith states, “The worst [among us were the gold seekers who] with their golden promises made all men their slaves in hope of recompenses,” (Doc. F). The travelers didn’t come to get away from the Church of England. They came because they simply wanted to be rich. When the settlers arrived however, they were in for a surprise. They stayed longer than expected, developed enemies, and realized that they needed families to improve their…show more content…
Being that the reasons are different, both societies gradually became opposite of each other. New England was built upon religion, love, and friendship that the colonists shared with each other. In the Chesapeake, the settlers became hated by the natives, hostile for women and money, and greedy. The Northern colonies didn’t hear much from the South and they basically kept it that way. Although both colonies were representing the English crown, the differed in their societies causing much controversy in
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