Differences Between New England And Chesapeake Colonies

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The social, religious, political, and economic developments of the New England and
Chesapeake colonies had their similarities and differences. Entire families were sent to
Massachusetts with an equal amount of genders. In contrast, the people sent to Virginia, were not an equal amount of men and women, and were not in families. Although Maryland was a
Christian based colony and Massachusett was a Puritan society, religion played important roles in social classes. In the New England and Chesapeake colonies, political power was given to the rich, where they often would cheat the lower class. This created economic differences creating the cry of the poor in Connecticut and a rebellion in Virginia.
Large families were sent to Massachusetts. These families were made up from the middle classes, (since they had servants listed in “Ships List Bound For New England”), which means these families were sent because they thought they could use the families to further make profit in the New World. By analyzing this document, men and women being sent to Massachusetts were seen more equal because they had equal amounts of men and women. Compared to “Ships
List of Immigrants bound for Virginia,” where there was no equal balance. A social distinction can be determined due to how many more men were sent to Virginia than women. Virginia was a more difficult place to live in, which is why so little women and families were sent compared to those sent to Massachusetts. The “Ships List Bound For New England” and the “Ships List of
Immigrants bound for Virginia” were written to keep track of the number of people that would survive the voyage to the New World since many people died on this voyage due to disease.
Both documents were written by a white English man, who was from the wealthy class. This can be determined since at time the only people who were literate were in fact people from the higher

class, excluding the possibility of them being written by someone in the lower class, and it was also written in English explaining the culture of the author.
While Maryland was a Christian society and Massachusetts was a Puritan society, both colonies developed methods to use religion as a tool to unite each colony. In John Winthrop’s piece, “A Model of Christian Charity,” it can be determined that the figure of God was used as an effort to have the whole colony become one, despite social distinctions. Winthrop came from a religious background, which is why he wrote “A Model of Christian Charity,” because what he wrote was his own belief and also for those who followed the same religion; it was meant to have a great impact since many of the people from Maryland were Christians. “The Articles of
Agreement,” from Massachusetts was written by a minister. This can be determined by analyzing the “Ships List Bound For New England,” where ministers were listed to be sent. In the colony of Massachusetts God’s wishes were teached to be an example of how the colony should be.
Religion was an important factor to unite these two different colonies.
Connecticut was made up of a large population of the poor. “Wage and Price
Regulations,” was written to represent this large population. This can be determined, because in…