Colonists were provided with even more reason to practice their religion and continue their work in America for a better, more liberated life. England's success at colonizing, what would become the United States, was due in large part to its use of charter companies. Charter companies were groups of stockholders, usually merchants and wealthy land owners, who sought personal economic gain. While the private sector financed the companies, the King provided each project with a charter conferring economic rights as well as political authority. The colonies generally did not show quick profits.
Jamestown Colony vs. Massachusetts Bay Colony A man with a wife and two children had strong beliefs in being a Congregationalist and eventually came to the decision of migrating to the New World simply because of the new opportunities for his family and himself that he did not receive in England. In comparison to Jamestown, Massachusetts Bay is a much more efficient colony to settle in merely because he will be able to handle his religious matters as he pleases without the Stuart Monarchs interfering with their belief of a king having the authority to enforce religious conformity. Also, in New England, the environment was more family-friendly and they mostly earned immense profits by experiencing in shipbuilding and trade. Lastly, New England families lasted longer and stayed healthier than other colonies. New England, in general, was well-organized and sturdy in comparison to Jamestown’s swampy land and unequipped settlers.
The Puritans: Were they successful in creating their vision of ‘a City upon a Hill? Physical separation from the Anglican Church was the first step the Puritans took in breathing life into their vision for the New World. They felt as though the Bible was the ultimate book of instructions for an individual to live a pure, Christian lifestyle. The Puritans were successful in creating a prosperous colony that flourished socially and economically. However, Native American bloodshed, their harsh persecution of religious dissenters, and the Salem Witch trials are a blatant display of their hypocritical ways.
In the 17th century, the English established colonies in the new world and created two distinct regions. New England included colonies such as Connecticut and Massachusetts, while the Chesapeake encompassed Maryland and Virginia. Though both regions had English roots, they grew to become two very different settlements with unique features. The differing social patterns, religion, and motivations of New England and Chesapeake colonies created two immensely distinct settlements. Social patterns differed between New England and the Chesapeake, contributing to the disparities between the two areas.
In the 1600s, the English came to present day America in hopes of settling. The east coast was divided into three regions- the Northern, Middle, and Southern colonies. The two main colonies were the New England (in the North) and Chesapeake (in the South) colonies. The early New England and Chesapeake colonies of the 1600s were two distinctly different societies. They had different religious views, governments, and economies.
They wanted to gain numbers to support Catholicism and show that it is the true religion. Because of this, they forced the Native American to become Catholic like themselves. They set up convents and brought missionaries to help convert the Indians to Catholicism. The Spanish were mostly interested in taking gold from their settlements. Their settlements didn’t last as long as Britain’s colonies because they did not have anything else to do economically after they ran out of gold.
It was a new religion in that time and he wanted more people to join and spread his religion everywhere. Another document that would support his point of view is another Christian believer like John or Luke that wrote Jesus’ teachings about the rich and how it’s discouraged by Jesus to be wealthy on earth. Thomas Aquinas, (4) leading Scholastic theologian 1273, wrote that no man should sell what is not his, though he may charge for the loss he suffers. He possibly had this point of view because Roman governors were taking advantage of people in selling food supplies and resources in higher prices and he could no longer provide for his family. It was probably popular at that time to increase prices from trade and he wanted to warn people that getting rich will end in suffering instead of happiness.
An example od strong leader would be Jamestown’s governor John Smith. Thoughtful and powerful man in every sense of the word. Then other important thing is that English colonists unlike spanish didn’t want a dominion over the native Indians the British men just wanted land… English North America was a place where businessmen sought investment and ordinary men and women wanted to escape from religious persecution. All they wanted was freedom and better life.As the great leader of Jamestown said:No man will leave England to have worse life in America”
Instead, they went in order to protect the other people who had the same religious views and to obtain Jerusalem. They did not want to obtain Jerusalem to gain more land but to place Christianity were it originated and to get it back from the Muslims. Thus, wealthy landowners main motivation for going to the crusaders was
Winthrop wanted to establish this Utopian community in the New World because of the lack of the ability to truly practice their religion in England. However, in trying to force everyone in community to adhere to the Puritan beliefs, Winthrop’s society fell victim to the same problems that caused his people to leave England in the first place. There was the hope by Winthrop that everyone would buy into the Puritan beliefs and create a wonderful community that would be the envy of all in England. As a result, he believed that others there would see the Puritan way was the best and then reform. The difficulty in this concept is that it ignores free will, and the fact that not everyone thinks alike.