Throughout the period from 1630 to 1660s, the Puritans influenced and made big impacts on the New England Colonies. These ideas and values that the Puritans possessed with the church influenced the political, economic, and social development of the colonies. To start with, Puritans migrated to the colonies in search of religious tolerance and to escape the Church of England. The Puritans had a strong belief in unity. This effected political development in the New England Colonies.
OI: Because of the prosperous soil in the Chesapeake colonies, the economy was agriculturally based. For example, the economy of this region lacked stability because tobacco often exceeded demand. Their economy was strictly dependent on crops. Religion was secondary in the Chesapeake region because most people came to the Chesapeake to farm rather than to escape religious conflicts. Although different in most ways, the colonies both shared a feeling of superiority over the Natives.
Economically, the ideals of a community helping each other and not relying on the government- England- originated from the Puritans. This ideal that we can take care of ourselves will be the argument used by Thomas Jefferson as he and the Republicans fight for a state-centered government. Socially, emphasis on church, community, and education was another lasting influence of the Puritans. The political, social, and economic impact of the Puritans not only made them a beckon to the New World, but also led way to the American image. The Puritans mixed religion with politics They believed in both personal and collective autonomy within each village or settlement.
The Puritans were very strong in faith and hoped that it would carry on through time. They wanted to purify the Church of England, and believed in predestination as well as the idea of having a covenant with God. Another social aspiration made by the Puritans is education. When they first got to America, they set up their towns, all consisting of a schoolhouse. They were also responsible for the first university, Harvard.
Economic profit was a primary driving force in the colonization of Virginia. By the late seventeenth century, once settlers realized that cash crops such as tobacco could be highly profitable, most of labor force relied upon the importation indentured servants from England. However, planters had to find alternative cheaper and reliable labor supply because of the shortage of English indentured servants. As plantation-based and cash-crop-oriented economy had continued for several decades, planters in Virginia imported a large amount of slaves. In fact, Virginia developed into a slave society where slavery was the foundation of the economic and social order in the late seventh century.
He points out that while his population of supporters had the resources and knowledge to run the government, the lower classes basically had small or no resources at all. Hamilton also expresses the future of the nation by emphasizing the necessity of manufacturing. His plan would’ve been a success due to the business and industry becoming a major importance during the 18th-19th century. (B) He stresses not only that the rich are responsible for the prosperity of manufacturing, but also the outcome of this nation. Hamilton also presents that nations should be responsible for these basic supply, and would result in various means of survival for the nation.
Many Puritans immigrated to the New World in the 17th century. Once there, they sought to fabricate a Holy Commonwealth in the New England region. Puritanism remained one of the dominant cultural powers in that region until well into the 19th century. The morals and ideals held by Puritans between 1630 and 1670 influenced the social development of the colonies by putting into practice a series of rules, from which our own Founding Fathers would take their inspiration, the political structure of the New England colonies by establishing a need for a local government (set up by the Cambridge Platform), and last but not least, the Puritans influenced the economic well being of the colonies by helping to set the precedent of self reliance (as far as farming), and a minimal dependence on international trade in the New England area (for goods and labor). The social structure of the New England colonies under the Puritans was one of brotherhood, togetherness, community, and even liberality.
They influenced the colonies socially with their emphasis on community and led to the desire for religious freedom. Economically, the colonies ideals of fair pricing and being productive rather than wasteful came from the influential Puritans. The ideas, philosophies, and values of Puritanism heavily influenced the political, social, and economical developments in the New England colonies 1630-1660. The Puritans influenced the New England colonies politically with there ideas of a representative government. Before they Puritans even landed at Plymouth, they constituted and signed the Mayflower Compact, they knew they would some form of government, so they instituted one.
This area was mostly inhabited by Quakers, that saw no threat from other religious groups. Religion did not play a very important role in the Southern colonies because the people living there were mostly individual young men that traveled to the New World because of economic reasons and to make money. Although they tax-supported the Church of England (except for North Carolina) there was religious freedom to some extent. The distribution of the plantations and farms all over the country, in contrast to dense population and cities, also made it more difficult and expensive to establish churches. Catholic Maryland ensured religious freedom to all Christians which was exceptional since most Catholics were being prosecuted.
Other movements, such as Catholicism, Baptism and Puritanism all flourished, which correlated to a faction in the colonies. However, Anglicanism was a natural choice for religion of the some colonists because many of the Englishmen “set out determined to remain what most of them were” when voyaging to the colonies (4). Anglicanism “embraced the whole community… (and) the parish church was a meetinghouse as well as a place of worship” (10). It was much like the Roman Catholic church, however, it had the Bible translated into English (instead of the traditional Latin), called the Book of Common Prayer. This English iteration of the bible was so crucial to their society, that they even followed it quite literally in terms of punishment.