In the period up until 1700, the Chesapeake and New England colonies developed differently, most notably in religion, economy, and government. The Chesapeake and New England colonies differed in the area of religion as they developed. The intent of the Chesapeake colonies was rarely to stay permanently; rather, they were interested in economic opportunities. One of the most famous incentives was the rumor of gold, among other precious metals and stones. This can be seen in Document C, which is a list of emigrants bound for Virginia. Very few are women, and the majority of the male population is between the ages 15 and 30. No children were brought, and there are very few familial relations between the colonists. They were obviously not planning on staying and making a new life. In New England, the majority of colonists had a family. Also, the colonists in New England were more organized, and had more of a plan than simply finding gold. This can be seen in Document D, part of the Articles of Agreement, which has specific rules defining their lives in the New World. Document E is also crucial to this argument because of one specific characteristic: It pinpoints an issue in the colony, and then gives a “solution” to it. Document E details the regulation of prices and wages in the Connecticut colony, and tells the colonists who offer a service or trade to keep prices fair for their neighbors. No such document can be found from the Chesapeake area because they were not prepared to deal with such issues, whether it was political, social, or physical. The New England and Chesapeake colonies also differed in the development of their economies. New England relied on their waters for their profits, while the Chesapeake colonies relied on gold profits, and then agriculture. Document B shows this. The list of emigrants has a variety of age and gender, with about 8 families present in the list of about 40. This shows that the colonists in New England were ready to provide for themselves and any future generations by bringing their children. They didn’t yet know that New England had poor soil, and that the growing season was not very long. Those who came to the Chesapeake colonies, however, had no plans for the future. Document F recorded this from Captain John Smith’s point of view. At one point, he says, “There was no talk…but dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, load gold…” There was no…
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States and founder of the Democratic-Republicans, was criticized for going against his own party’s political ideas of a strong centralized government and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. However, based on the documents given, Thomas Jefferson went to Federalist ideas when either it bettered the country or had to do with foreign affairs. He also used a lot of his Democratic-Republican policies too, in which he shrank the national debt and…
Although the New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by the people of English Origin, they ended up evolving into two distinct societies by the 16th century for a number of reasons. That being that there were social, environmental, economical, and religious differences amongst the two regions.
The emigrants bound for New England which included the colonies of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, came as families (Document B), not necessarily looking…
Sept. 3rd, 2014
At the turn of the 17th century England began to establish colonies in what they
referred to as the “New World”. England had several reasons as to why they wanted to
establish these colonies, from gaining wealth in what they thought could possibly be gold, to
establishing a connection to raw materials much like what Spain and France had done.
Though the colonists in the Chesapeake and New England Regions came from a similar…
A capitalist is described as a wealthy person who uses money to invest in
trade and industry for profit in accordance with the principles of capitalism.
Therefore, having the wealthiest people as the center of everything to do with the
industry and how it is handled. The industry was owned by the “fat cats”, the fat
cats were rich business owners who happened to be of bigger size most of the
time. A robber baron is defined as an unscrupulous plutocrat…
APUSH P. 1
5 January 2015
Discuss the impact of industrialization on workers in the United States from 1865
to 1914 and explain the ways that individuals and the government responded to
the problems created by industrialization.
3) The impact that industrialization had on workers in the US is important to understand
because in this time period industrialization was a huge part of people’s life and changed
many by cre…
APUSH DBQ 11
The key areas that have defined the United States since its creation were
business, industry, and trade. After all, people first began settling in the United States
looking for new opportunities. The industrial North, although different in many ways,
worked with agrarian South in the early start of the creation of America, building up to
an eventual worldclass, top economy based on the foundations of trade and business.
Even though the American economy experienced ups and downs…
During the 1600s, a rapid expansion of exploration becomes an essential policy of the English. The resulting colonies, particularly the Chesapeake and New England colonies, show many differentiations. The reasons that both sets of these colonies differ are due to their various virtues. These virtues are reflected in the economies in these two sets of colonies. The colonies display further disparity in their lifestyles.
Both sets of colonies have been settled by people with different values. The…
The view that “by the 1850s the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become a source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union it had created” is true. This view is supported by the fact that by the mid 1850’s the Union was being split apart by issues such as popular sovereignty, slavery, and secession, which are talked about in the Constitution.
An issue like popular sovereignty was talked or written about in many…
Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled mostly by the English, by the year 1700, the regions were two different very distinct societies. This difference can be traced to a couple of different reasons such as the reasons for founding, the different types of settlers the regions attracted, and the contrast in economies.
In 1607, Virginia was founded by the Virginia Company of London. Since the colony was originally founded by this company instead of the crown as…