Unlike New England, the Chesapeake region developed a society that was not primarily dependent on religion; most of these people came to America to seek economic prosperity. From the beginning, New England and the Chesapeake region were deviating, which was caused mostly by the fact that settlers developed a society around different goals– that is developing a religious, communal society in New England and seeking gold or cultivating crops for economic prosperity in Chesapeake; in addition, different climate and response to economic gap also contributed to the regions’ differences. New England maintained a strong, communal identity while the Chesapeake remained widely scattered. When New England settlers first arrived, they had strong ties to religion. John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, emphasized in his sermon that they were to be “a city upon a hill”, where everyone can see them and can be represented as a model Christian community (Doc A), which would also shame England into truly reforming the Church of England.
Most of the Pennsylvania Dutch was also loyalists, afraid that their royal land grants would be in danger with a republican form of government. Patriots, on the other hand, came from many different backgrounds. Most were highly educated and wealthy, supported by ordinary people such as farmers, mechanics, homemakers, or shopkeepers, who did not like their economic situation due to British Taxations. The Loyalists believed that a strong unified British Empire would be good for all, and that the American colonies would be weak without Britain. They thought that colonists were British subjects who should obey British law and the taxes were due to the French and Indian War which was fought to protect the colonies.
This religious association doesn’t stem necessarily from the fact that these were royal colonies because England was ignoring what was going on in these colonies at the time, and they were simply built and operated for business purposes. All of these colonies were established to produce and export cultivation such as rice and tobacco in Virginia and the Carolinas. People who came to these colonies were mainstream Anglican indentured servants who did not come to the new world for religion, but simply for the land and/or money. North Carolina was the product of the split in the earlier colony of Carolina. South Carolina was much more profitable colony while North Carolina was rarely noticed by the crown.
During this time of mass immigration millions of people came to America for a better life. These immigrants had been persecuted in their homes and wanted a new start where they wouldn’t be persecuted anymore. Immigrants heard about these amazing things going on in America and decided to make the long grueling journey overseas to start anew. When the immigrants finally arrived in America some of them realized that those stories might have been exaggerated a little bit, because life in America during that time wasn’t a easy one but it wasn’t a bad one
the goods with profit Britain saw too great to allow them to be sold other places). Britain's actions show that the British felt America was too good to let go, but small enough to be controlled. While this was good for the shipbuilders and tobacco farmers who had guaranteed sales, it was not good for America. The colonial economy and industry was greatly limited. This did not go unnoticed by the American colonists, so they turned, in a way, to themselves (but trade connections with Europe
The statement "Throughout the Colonial period, economic concerns had more to do with the settling of British North America than did religious concerns" is true in that the settling of the British was important but the religious concerns during the colonial period was very adamant as well. The settling of British North America reflected and equal amount of economic and religious concerns. The colonies that were founded mainly based on religious concerns were also founded with thoughts of making money and becoming a greater threat to the world. The colonies of New England, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut were all founded mainly for religious reasons. Plymouth was founded but the Separatist Puritans who wanted to begin their own Church without the interference of the British government.
Many of the early puritans and pilgrims arrived in America with a fervent faith and vision for establishing a godly nation. Within a century the ardor had cooled. The children of the original immigrants were more concerned with increasing wealth and comfortable living than furthering the Kingdom of God. The same spiritual malaise could be found throughout the American colonies. The philosophical rationalism of the Enlightenment was spreading its influence among the educated classes; others were preoccupied with the things of this world.
''The Great Awakening'' The Great Awakening was the first great American revival and first great national movement.It was a religious movement that contributed to separation of church and state in America.It started in the Middle Colonies,was also in the Southern Colonies,in Canada,and it was most famous in New England.It brought religion back to society.The Great Awakening persuaded many people and gave many sinners the option to be free of sins and in a good place in heaven. By the early 1700's religion had begun to slack in the colonies.Partly because many of the colonists were starting to worry more about their personal riches and materialistic things,instead of their own religious
Many Calvinist refugees fled to Holland and Zealand from other provinces because these countries were religiously tolerant. Although William was open to the practice of free religion, he converted to Calvinism after the situations with the Duke of Alba and Philip II (479). Lastly, William and his wife, Mary, were offered by the English Parliament to be joint monarchs of now also England and Ireland (bbc.co.uk). All of these actions help support William as a powerful politique leader. Williams beliefs in religious freedom allowed the Dutch to grow socially as a country.
America was a land of opportunity in its own way. It offered religious opportunities to people. For example, when some religious groups were persecuted for their beliefs, they decided to come to America under the leadership of their strongest believers. Some lived there happily while others questioned the laws and beliefs of their own leaders and ran away to find their own countries, which had their own specialties (examples are: New England colonies were good with manufacturing and fishing and the Middle colonies were good at farming. There were many other reasons that people moved to America.