New England Colonies Essay

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DBQ # Two England then sent out land seekers, and what they had found were the New England and Chesapeake colonies, although Europeans discovered both they became their own. By 1700’s New England and Chesapeake formed into two separate colonies due to their differences in economy, religion, and social aspects. Economical differences occurred between New England and Chesapeake with slavery, trade, and agriculture. In New England, slavery was very much present and had a huge impact on their economy. Immigrants that were bound for New England were traveling in their families; these families included everyone from the father all the way down to those family’s specific servants that they had to attend to their land.
(DOC B) This document was useful in the aspect of learning that larger families did move to the New England area and that small families didn’t do well there. Families with land to attend to meant that they had crops and contributed to the economy of both their family and the New England area, even though the farming there was on a much smaller scale then that of Chesapeake. (OI) The type of land was a key component in the Chesapeake area due to their large plantations. They also had slavery but their slavery mostly was focused towards tobacco plantation owners as a market to sell the slaves into. (OI) The slaves strictly worked for their employer on that owner’s specific land. (OI) In New England the General Court system got to regulate the prices of their traded goods. No one man or tradesman had the right to lower or higher any price of a crop of merchandise for the sake of helping themselves. (DOC E) This document went into detail on how the General Court system had control over regulating the prices of the workmen and traders merchandise because the prices that they were setting them at, they were making too much profit. In the Courts eyes, this was a sin and that the exceeded profit making wouldn’t be okay in the eyes of God. In the Chesapeake colonies the gold finders had a rough life because when a ship came to deliver goods to the area, two men wanted to leave and flee back to New England, but John Smith plotted against them to stop them. (DOC F) This documents purpose is for Captain John Smith to paint a picture of the way things were in Virginia before Wingfield and Kendall decided to send their ship to go to England, and what had happened after the fact. The agriculture in both areas was key to their development economically. In Chesapeake colony the soil was very fertile. However, in the New England colony the soil is rocky but adaptable for anything to grow. (OI). Social aspects varied in the New England and Chesapeake colonies due to gender ratios, family sizes, and age ranges. It was always New England’s goal to be family oriented. Big families migrated to the New England colonies because of the adaptable soil and so they could work together. (DOC B) As apposed to the Chesapeake colonies were more one man oriented, didn’t accommodate big families. (OI) This region was more focused on the one man farming system, and being responsible for them. (OI). The men were the more dominant gender in the Chesapeake colonies. With a ratio of almost three to one men to women in he Chesapeake region, men were definitely the dominant gender. (DOC C) This document shows you just how much the ratio was to men and women, all the men ranged from middle aged to older men and the women were mostly all young. Large families were in danger in the Chesapeake colonies however due to the attack from the Dutch. Due to its wide and vast rivers, it takes more guards to watch for attackers, guards that Chesapeake didn’t have, so the families got attacked and were killed. (DOC G) This document shows how Governor Berkley is at first humble about their defenseless tactics against the Dutch, but then he becomes sympathetic for the families and estates that are near the at risk areas for