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Comparing the New England Colonies with those of the Chesapeake

Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies Use the documents and your knowledge of the colonial period up to 1700 to develop your answer
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Patrick Dunphy

on 12 September 2012

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Comparing the New England colonies with those of the Chesapeake region A.P. U.S. History D.B.Q. Essay Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur? This document contrasts sharply with John Smith's recollections of shipboard scuffles, "brawls...disgustful" and the "worst among us...the goldseekers" Doc. A - John Winthrop - A Model of Christian Charity Doc. B - Ship's List of Emigrants bound to New England Doc. B - Ship's List of Emigrants
Bound to New England Doc. C - Ship's List of Emigrants Bound for Virginia This is one of a few documents that address political organization and policies of the colonies in question. New Englanders enforce a strong sense of community with universal access to property and fair wages and prices, all regulated by a civil compact under God's watchful eye. Doc. D - Articles of Agreement, Springfield, Massachusetts Doc. E - Wage and Price Regulation Doc. F - Captain John Smith, History of Virginia, 1624 Doc. G - Governor Berkeley and His Council
on the Their Inability to Defend Virginia
Against a Dutch Attack Doc. H - Bacon's "Manifesto," justifying his rebellion against Virginia Governor Berkeley in 1676 These emigrants are particularly young
families with children and servants.
There were nearly as many women as men and party included skilled craftsmen and farmers. This is MUCH different than the Virginia shiplist This list shows six times as many men as
women with little evidence of any relationship among them. Here, Virginia is more stratified into "men of estates" and "servants" or "freemen."
This is something that Berkeley laments in this time of crisis.
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