If they did not, God would turn from them and they would have an example made of them. Religion was to also be kept in mind during the setting of wages and price regulations (doc. E). Religion was important in the Chesapeake, as well, but not as important as it was in the New England colonies. While New England was Puritan, the Chesapeake colonies were primarily Anglican.
By 1700, their religious practices, family relations, and political differences led them in two different directions. New England was a refuge for religious separatists leaving England, while people who immigrated to the Chesapeake region had no religious motives. John Winthrop states that the Puritan goal was to form "a city upon a hill", which would represent a "pure" community, where Christianity could be pursued (Document A).To New England, religion was considered to be most important thing while the colonists that landed at Jamestown in 1607 were not as religiously inclined as the Puritans. The History of Virginia, written by the leader of the colony John Smith in 1624, describes how hard it was in the first few years at Jamestown (Document F). There was little food, new diseases, lots of quarreling between the settlers and they had many problems with the Indians (Document H).
DBQ ESSAY Q: In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s? In what is known as New England, the beginnings of a singular society was becoming established in the 1630’s-1660’s. The impetus of their migration was religious persecution in England. Their extreme adherence to strict religious rules greatly influenced the development of their political, economic and social aspects. In regards, politics go, the Puritans had some interesting views.
New England was involved in the Pequot War while the settlers of Chesapeake had conflicts with the Powhatan Confederacy. One of the main differences was the people that lived in the colonies. The Chesapeake and New England attracted different types of settlers and, by 1700, the populations differed enormously. In New England, the settlers were white and most of the population included Puritans, Quakers, and Catholics. This was due to the reputation the New England colonies had as a place of religious freedom.
The London Virginia Company, a joint stock company, financed the trip to the New World in hopes of making money off the venture. New England, on the other hand, was founded for religious purposes. The Separatists, a small group of Puritans, broke away from the Anglican Church and were being persecuted in England. Therefore, they headed to the New World in search of religious freedoms. All of the New England colonies, with the exception of Rhode Island, were settled for religious purposes.
American Constitutional philosophy was heavily influenced by Enlightenment Ideas from Europe. John Locke’s ideas of the rights to life, liberty, and land persist to this day in the minds of millions of Americans. Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was a pamphlet distributed in order to spread dissent towards the British governance of the thirteen colonies. In it, Paine argues that it simply doesn’t make sense for the ruler of a land to live 3000 miles away. This pamphlet, written in simple english so the colonists could understand it, began to plant the seeds of the ideas of home rule.
#1: Analyze the differences between the Spanish settlements in the Southwest and the English Colonies in New England in the seventeenth century in terms of TWO of the following: Politics, Religion, Economic development. The Spanish and English were involved in the New World both religiously and economically. But, their approaches were quite different in many ways, such as time, place, and their actions to the native peoples that lived in the New World. The Spanish were Catholic. They wanted to gain numbers to support Catholicism and show that it is the true religion.
The patriots had various reasons for seeking independence in the fateful years of 1775-1783. These reasons did not materialize instantly but can be traced back to decades earlier. Two revolutionary impulses existed: independence from Britain’s tyrannous rule and the desire to democratize a failing American society and government. Before the French and Indian War, the objective of the British was to regulate trade and in general influence the colonial government. However, Britain achieved these aims in a limited way and did not over-manage the colonies.
Englishmen saw the Chesapeake as a place to make profit. Despite originating from the same area, New England and the Chesapeake evolved into two distinct societies at two different rates. Although New England and the Chesapeake regions were settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies due to demographic, motivational, political, and geographical differences. From the beginning New England and Chesapeake settlers started off creating their colonies disparately. Unlike Puritans of New England, settlers destined for the Chesapeake region migrated individually.
The House was established by the Virginia Company, who created the body as part of an effort to encourage English craftsmen to settle in North America and to make conditions in the colony more agreeable for its current inhabitants. Its first meeting was held in Jamestown, Virginia, on July 30,