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chesapeake bay vs. new england?

I have an essay on comparing and contrasting the development of English colonies in New England and the Cheasepeak bay in the 17th and 18th centuries. Does any one have a clue to what I should talk about? Like New ENgland focus more on religion and Chesapeake Bay was more labor/trade/profit oriented?

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you could get into a lot of depth here, but i’ll just give you an outline, and you can do the detail/research work… When comparing two different places, there a a few universal guidelines you can use and never fail. economy, religion, society/culture, politics,

New england:

Econocmy: was funded by mills because of the swift shallow streams. Farming was not sutible in these regions becasue of rocky soil

Religion/politics: Church and state were not seperate. they were integreal and linked. part of everyday life.

Society: wealthy business owners.

Chesapeake Bay:

Economy: based on tobacco. Warmer climate, and fertile soild made this possible. Very few mills cuz streams were slow and shallow in this region.

Religion/politics: They were seperate, and not a very big part of life (as compared to new england anyways)

Society: Mostly endentured servants, and land owners. farmers essentially. larger land plots, equals less cities, so there was less trade as there was in the north.

Write a paragraph comparing each category. That should give you a good start. =)


5 years ago
The colonial period covers over 170 years. Can you narrow it down? P.S. I’ll take a stab at it with this. I’m not sure that the settlement dates had that much to do with it. Jamestown was settled in 1607, the Mayflower landed in 1602 and the Great Migration occurred from 1630-1650. The Chesapeake and Southern colonies were largely designed around business and enriching the crown. They were originally looking for gold (which wasn’t there), but made money from tobacco. The New England colonies are settled by families (as opposed to largely men in the South) seeking religious freedom, beginning with the Puritans in 1630. And please don’t confuse the Mayflower Pilgrims with the Puritans…similar, but two distinct groups. The Great Migration slowed significantly, though, because of troubles in England, namely the Civil War (1642-1651).