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God almighty the eminent power of the colonies throughout the New England and Chesapeake region, were settled by people of English origin and religious backgrounds.

"A model of Christian charity" was written on the board the Arbella on the Atlantic Ocean in 1630 on its way to the colonies. In a small passage, God was praised and thanked; also in this passage there was terms or agreement written by the passengers. A few statements were "we must uphold a familiar commerce together in all meekness, gentleness, patience and liberality. We must delight in each others make others conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as members of the same body." Onboard the ship bound for New England the passenger list shown Family life . Many young children, husbands and wife.

Showing that these people are looking for new life or a new start while escaping religious persecution. While onboard the ship bound for the Chesapeake regions specifically Virginia it showed a list 90% male all over the age of 16. and 10% are shown as women . This shows how the Virginia and Chesapeake area was used as labor zone and the women were of non-importance used mostly as entertainment for the workingmen.

In the Chesapeake region(Springfield, Massachusetts) an Ariticle of agreement was wrote saying that a town should be composed of forty families rich and poor, that every inhabitant shall have a convient proportion for a house lot , as we shall see fit for everyone quality and estate. In Connecticut wages and prices were set by a court. Which profites wer moderate as enables them to serve god and their neighbors with their arts and trades...