New England and Chesapeake Region

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The differences that occurred between the New England and the Chesapeake region that evolved them into two distinct societies were social and economic development based on the geographic factors around the region The social differences between the New England and Chesapeake region were, in the New England region, they came with their families and communities; they had an organic view with their society, and needed each other to survive. They also came for religious freedom and to start a new life in the new world. The population in the New England region was also much larger than the Chesapeake, since they came with their family and not as individuals. Those in the New England region also planned to stay for a long time to build up a society. While in the Chesapeake region, they came for economic gain by setting up plantations to grow a cash crop and had a atomistic view on their society. The people who lived in the Chesapeake region only planned to stay there for a few years and then return to England with wealth. The economic development in the New England region was that even with their rocky soil and cold climate they had a multiple crop economy, they planted more vegetables and with the water wheel due to the swift river they were able to grind down products like wheat for more money. While in the Chesapeake region, they mostly grew only cotton for the profit but still other crops to stay alive. With the warm, mild climate even during winter they were able to make money during the winter unlike the New England region which had a cold climate. The geographic differences between the two regions were, New England had hard rocky soil, with hilly mountainous areas that wasn’t good for farming. Swift, steep rivers ran through the region and that were ideal for building water wheels. A cool, cold climate with distinct season also limited what they could grow in
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