New england is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern united states: maine, vermont, new hampshire, massachusetts, rhode island, and connecticut it is bordered by the state of new york to the west and by the canadian provinces of new brunswick and quebec to the northeast and north, respectively the atlantic ocean is to the east and southeast, and long island sound is. Remember that from 1663 until 1710 carolina meant the current states of north carolina, south carolina, georgia, and the northern third of florida (and from sea to sea, the norm in english colonial. In the new england colonies, religion and church were extremely inter-related government leaders were often religious leaders as well government leaders were often religious leaders as well many ministers had some power in the government.
New england was north of the chesapeake, and included massachusetts bay colony, plymouth, rhode island, connecticut, and new haven (which soon became part of connecticut) the new englanders were largely puritan separatists, who sought religious freedom. Jamestown and plymouth: compare and contrast traveling aboard the susan constant, godspeed and discovery, 104 men landed in virginia in 1607 at a place they named jamestown this was the first permanent english settlement in the new world. Chesapeake v new england colonies dbq for later save related info embed share this was a major reason why slavery did not grow in new england however, the biggest reason why slavery did not flourish in new england was because these differences led to two completely different societies in the chesapeake south and the new england.
As in the south, men of high occupational status and social prestige were closely concentrated in leadership positions in their respective colonies in new england, merchants, lawyers, and to a lesser extent clergymen made up the bulk of the social and political elite. The colonial south included the plantation colonies of the chesapeake region (virginia, maryland, and, by some classifications, delaware) and the lower south (carolina, which eventually split into north and south carolina and georgia. The new england region was an area of mostly homogeneous culture the english settled in large groups the settlers in the new england colonies settled in towns, typically surrounded by 40 square miles of land that was farmed by the individuals who lived in the towns towns were fairly small. Throughout the history of the colonial chesapeake people struggled to live through the many dangers and hardships of the new world as people struggled to subsist, death and mortality became very prominent issues in early chesapeake societies.
The new england colonies to the north regarded them as intruders although not as strict as the puritans, the dutch company ran the colony in the interests of the stockholders and with little tolerance for free speech, religion, or democratic government. Most large population centers in colonial america were located in new england or the middle colonies in the chesapeake bay area cities included only baltimore, maryland , and richmond, virginia , in the chesapeake region, and in the southern colonies, charleston, south carolina, and savannah, georgia. Putting down roots: opportunity and oppression in account for the similarities and differences in development between the new england and chesapeake colonies 5 discuss the reasons for the growth of slavery and the slave trade in the english colonies of north america. Race and the origins of plantation slavery not only were there fewer migrants willing to leave england for the chesapeake by the 1680s and 1690s but they had more options available when it came to choosing a colony, slavery and servitude in colonial north america: a short history (new york: new york university press, 2001), 36. The new england colonies and the southern colonies vary geographically because the new england colonies were located in the northern region while the southern colonies were located in the south their differing regions led to different lifestyles.
Watch video the first english emigrants to what would become the new england colonies were a small group of puritan separatists, later called the pilgrims, who arrived in plymouth in 1620. Eventually, england seemed to dominate in north america, and created colonies such as the new england and chesapeake colonies these colonies , while both english in origin, evolved socially, economically and religiously into two completely different regions by 1700. This article brings out the major differences that existed between chesapeake and new england in terms of their english colonies land use is the first variation that existed between chesapeake and new england. In political and religious matters, virginia differed considerably from the new england colonies the church of england was the established church in virginia, which meant taxpayers paid for the support of the church whether or not they were anglicans.
Both the new england and the chesapeake region were settled by english people and to an extent, they did develop into two distinct colonies the differences in the development that resulted have many reasons. New england and the chesapeake region before 1700 although new england and the chesapeake region were both settled largely by the people of english origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. The labor systems of new england and the chesapeake background information of new england-founded by the puritans-although economic success was an ambition of the new england settlers, their true goal was spiritual.