New England Vs Chesapeake Bay

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With the Protestant Reformation and economic struggles plaguing Europe in the seventeenth century, the search for opportunity was initiated. Europeans violently turned their attention to the New World, where they envisioned majestic dominance. By 1700, two regions were largely populated by the English people, the New England and Chesapeake regions. Although united by a common English language, these two regions evolved to be distinct from one another. The different perspective of freedom and opportunity forced the two regions to contrast from one another on two basic principles: one region wanted religious toleration, while the other demanded riches. The New England region developed toward a more religiously tolerant society in the seventeenth century. The English who migrated to New England were composed of large families, intended to stay in the New World. These families looked for permanent residence and religious toleration from the Protestant Church of England as well as an environment where they can experiment to create a model Christian (Document B). John Winthrop emphasizes on the ideology of a model Christian. He explains that the purpose of settling in the New World was to build a model Christian society, one where people will care for one another, one where oppression of church did not exist and where the people are united under one God (Document A). In effort of settling, the immigrants devised a series of laws intended to govern themselves under a common flag. These laws created were integrated with a one entity- God (Document D). In addition, these new laws defined “democracy” in the region in which religion played a majestic base. In contrast to New England, the Chesapeake region did not base its region on religious toleration; they’re primary objective was to attain gold and riches. In contrast to New England, the English who settled in the
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