Dbq New England vs. Chesapeake Bay Colony

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Jenny Pham Pd. 5 DBQ As the new world was discovered, the British started to migrate its way across the Atlantic Ocean. Large populations grew in America, which eventually evolved into two distinct societies during the 1600s: the New England colonies and the Chesapeake Bay colonies. Although there were similarities between these two regions like, consisting of the same motivations and rights, the differences such as a plantation versus a religious society caused the disparity of the two regions as one region progressed faster than the other. The New England and the Chesapeake Bay regions had many comparisons of which consisted of the same motivations, rights, and religious life. Both colonies were founded by England, resulting in the same population of people who were mostly settling in the Americas to establish a new life. By working hard and tediously, both colonies managed to survive through the toughest of times in the winter. The colonists developed a greater faith in God and sharing the land with the people around them, creating a systematic way of life (Source D). Along with colonist’s migration to America, the Magna Carta followed along to all colonies in the new world. Everyone was given the same rights and laws that were in Britain which enabled both New England and Chesapeake Bay colonies to live in peace and without any chaos and disputes. Both colonies agreed upon religion and the motivation of working hard to create a striving society. The Massachusetts Bay colonies wanted to become an exemplary for all other colonies to attract more settlers by visioning a city upon a hill (Source A). Maryland colonies also attracted more settlers with their Toleration Act of 1649 that allowed and tolerated anyone of the Christian faith to settle. These two regions used religion in order to attract more settlers, which impacted their success in establishing
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