In the 1700s, America was a brand-new and desired land. Many immigrants, mostly English, arrived in America seeking for commodities that their native land did not supply them with. Although the Chesapeake and New England colonies were both settled by people from English origin, both regions developed into distinctive societies because of their social and political purposes. These English societies were each founded for different social purposes. New England was established because the Puritans wanted a “new” England; a land where the rich and the poor worked to hold a community together, a land where everyone is a family and each have a share of the land, a land free of religious persecution and the slow reform of the Anglican Church. John Winthrop, an English leader part of the Great Migration, hoped to make his part of the New England settlement a society that would be looked up to like a “City on a hill”. They believed in education in order to achieve a better study of the bible. This belief in education established New England as the first public education system in the world and the highest literacy rate present in a society. The social stability in this settlement was greater than that of the Chesapeake because the English people who arrived there came in family units and groups that varied in age and gender. In contrast, The Chesapeake region on the other hand, was mostly illiterate because of the high indentured servant and slave rate. This rate created social instability because of the lack of family units and the focus on the plantation economy. Also, mostly Anglicans settled in the Chesapeake which made education tolerance and religious tolerance more difficult. Also, the Chesapeake area was settled by people interested in gold and business .This region evolved as a product of all the tobacco production and its oversea trade. Tobacco was the brown “gold” for the English and because the land was mostly suitable for its plantation, the people did not
Early Colonial Governments
•Similarities of American Colonial
Government and British Government
•Differences of American Colonial
Government and British Government
•Social Challenges Faced by Colonists
•Political Challenges Faced by Colonists
•Economic Challenges Faced by
•Were the Early English Colonies Truly
Similarities of American Colonial
Government and British Government
Both settled in America and granted control of their territories.…
A. The British, French, and Spanish all took control of various parts of North America during the imperialist years. While they each settled in close lands, each nation governed lands with similarities and differences. While France and Spain expressed intentions to Christianize the native peoples, England preferred to simply take their land. Spain’s interest was gold and once North America did not have any gold, Spain took a lesser role in controlling their lands. Although France had a declining…
The Forgotten Women of Colonial and Revolutionary America
For throughout the history of education a great focus has been put on the men of colonial and revolutionary America. Students learn about the powerful leaders that lead to our freedom from England and the brave men that came to a new land for work. Hidden in the background of those lessons are the women. Just because they did not have the rights to stand up and lead an army or nation does not mean that they were useless to the new world.…
The Early American Colonial and Revolutionary Era Literature
From the early American Colonial era to the Revolutionary era, the dominant literary theme changed gradually from religion to science. In the early Colonial American period, Puritans were a group of people who wrote letters, poetry and autobiographies. Later in America came the Revolutionary period when writers left behind the puritan literacy. They would no longer write about religious themes. By this period people were fascinated with…
Colonial Latin America and British North America. These are two areas where people lived. These people are the Spaniards and the British. The two groups are very similar, but at the same time, entirely different. The aspects of their social norms or ways of living can be considered fairly pre-modern and similar. It is the differences that determine which group of colonies was better. So, which group was better, the British North Americans, or the Colonial Latin Americans? Which of them had the better…
Ch 14: Empires and Encounters
Margin Review Questions
1. What enabled Europeans to carve out huge empires an ocean away from their homelands?
• Europeans were much closer to the Americas than were their potential Asian competitors.
• Europeans were powerfully motivated after 1200 to gain access to the world of Eurasian commerce.
• Groups within European society—including competing monarchs, merchants, impoverished nobles and commoners, Christian missionaries, and persecuted minorities—all…
The Society of New France
There were many early expeditions from Europe to North America, most in search of a
Northwest Passage that linked the Atlantic to the Pacific, thus leading to the wealth of Asia .
These excursions alerted Europeans of the resources North America offered and this attraction of
fish and furs stimulated annual voyages from Europe to reap the benefits of the New World. As
appealing as this discovery was, Europeans considered this New World a harsh environment and…
America within the British colonial system
The king chose governors of each colony except RI and CT. They executed the local laws, appointed many minor officials, summoned and dismissed the colonial assemblies, and proposed legislation to them. Governors had no security of tenure, and they are thousands of miles away from London.
Each colony had a legislator except Pennsylvania. Which consists of two houses: lower and upper house. Lower house had general legislative powers. On the…
with others that share the same religious beliefs as them or even by race. There were 3 most common groups, the southern whites, the slaves (Africans), and the New Englander. While yes there were some similarities like language there was many more differences between the southern whites, Slaves, and New Englanders such as their economic systems, and patterns of settlement
The southern whites were made up of settlers from New England who were drawn out by the wonderful farming land and the rich…
and Protestants led to a series of religious wars. It also caused the Catholics of Spain and Portugal and the Protestants of England and Holland to want their own versions of Christianity adopted by non-Christian peoples in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
2. A second theme of Chapter 1 is the spread of kingdoms and exploration.
a) Columbus spent eight years seeking financial support for his plan to sail west from Europe to the “Indies.” Finally, in 1942, he succeeded in winning the backing of…