Differences Between North & South Colonies

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In the 1600s, the New England colonies and the Chesapeake Bay region colonies were settled, both by the English. Over time, in the 1700s, both of these colonies had made their own out of what they had to live by. They both had different things to think and worry about even though they were settled by the same country; therefore the Chesapeake Bay region colonies and the New England colonies had a lot of differences, but some similarities also. The New England colonies and the Chesapeake Bay region colonies settled for two different reasons. The New England’s population settles for freedom from religious prosecution. The people that were prosecuting them were the Puritans. The Puritans only gave religious freedom to people they wanted to give it to. The rigid Puritan control added greater regional difference between the north and the south. In two of the documents written in New England, there were religious issues mentioned. In the Articles of Agreement in Massachusetts, they wanted to live by God’s grace and treat everyone equally. Everyone should get equal land for a house lot that shall fit their quality. This article was very similar to the Wage and Price Regulations in Connecticut. This one says that all people shout consider the religious end of their callings and enable them to serve God and their neighbors with their arts and trades comfortably. Both of these documents want their people to live their life by God’s will. On the other hand, the Chesapeake Bay region colonies settled for economic reasons. For example, John Smith, he wrote about how all anyone ever did or talked about was dig, wash, refine, and load gold to come home. Gold was a big money maker for these colonists. This was all they cared about. On the way over to America, the rich had their share of goods on the boat and so did the poor; the wealthy, more than the poor though. The richer
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