Paper: An Analysis of English Origin in New England and the Chesapeake

Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both lettled largely by the people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two societies. The main resons for this were mostly based on the type of people from England who chose to settle in both of the areas. Also, how the areas were settled. New England was very supportive of their faith and religion but the people who emmigrated to the Chesapeake region were not motivated about the religion. The Puritans and the Pilgrims were very religious. For both of the situations, the people who controlled the church also controlled the local government. All regulations and laws were based on the bible. Religion was the basis for all general laws (Document D). It also shows that everything was done in God's name. Many common laws were justified by the bible (Document C). The immigrants to New England formed many religious commumities. Also, they came in large families and brought their servants with them (Document B). Many of the children who were immigrants learned religion when they were very young. The religious control of New England evolved to be very simple and not widespread as it was in Virgina. About everything was different between New England and the Chesapeake region. The immigrants wanted material things, not ideas. Most of the immigrants wanted money, but many from Virginia wanted gold. Immigrants from Virginia were mostly young men and all were members of the church of England (Document C). Many immigrants attempted to go back when they ran into problems, instead of getting rich (Document F). Othe immigrants dies of hunger. The population was very small and the dangers were huge. The pioneers had to defend themselves against both, the Dutch and the Indians. The independence of the pioneers of Virginia can be seen in Bacons Manifesto.The pioneers were not affraid to challenge authority and believed that they could say anything in the governing of the colonies (Document H). They believed that if they made it through all of their hard times, that nobody had the right to impose laws on them. Two really different types of people were formed in the Chesapeake region and in New England. New England were close followers of their church and the South became independant and could fight to get what they wanted. ...