New England vs. Chesapeake dbq

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In early English colonies, there is hardly a resembled union of men and women that would later on fight against England and build a new country. During the mid-eighteenth century, most English colonists had very little to do with the settlers in neighboring colonies. The colonies in the New World appeared completely different. The prospect of any unity between them seemed impossible. The colonies in New England and the Chesapeake illustrate the many differences in the culture and lifestyles of the settlers, created mainly because of the fact that their founding fathers had held separate intentions when they came to the New World.

The New England and Chesapeake colonies were both settled by immigrants from England. England is a small town that they had generally liked but they decided to flee England due to religious persecution. Many families, men, women and their children, came in search of a New World where they could practice their beliefs freely.

They founded colonies such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island as model Christian societies. They formed a society of strict religious participation, similar to the one back in their homeland.

The north tends to be more religious. They called themselves Puritans, and kept things very simple and plain, and only concentrating on what was important to them. The Puritans are the models of the community. As said in A Model of Christian Charity by John Winthrop, "we must be knit together in this work as one man." They believe that as a community, members should help each other out to overcome any obstacles in life. On the ship's list of emigrants bound for New England, shows a list of families. This shows that these emigrants clearly wanted to come to the New World for religious purposes.

However, the south intention for...