Although New England and the Chesapeake Region Were Both Settles Largely by People of English Origin, by 1700 the Regions Had Evolved Into Two Distinct Societies. Why Did This Development Occur?
In New England, people who immigrated there came mostly in the form of families. In 1635, "Ship's List of Emigrants bound for New England," showed that the majority of emigrants were part of a family or a servant coming with a family (document B). There was a fairly low death rate and a reasonably balanced sex ratio very early in colonization in New England. All of these factors …show more content…
In Chesapeake, religion was not quite as important. Most of the people down there were not Puritans and were not trying to break away from the Church of England. Instead of coming to the Americas for religious freedom, many of these people were more interested in wealth. The Church of England did not influence the people very much outside of church, so religion had little if any affect on the development of the Chesapeake region. The biggest difference here was that they did not end up developing the strong government and economy as quickly or easily as the New England region did.
Family structure and religion greatly affected each of the areas and the development of their societies. In fact, I believe that they both have a large affect on the world today. I think the Chinese philosopher, Confucius, agreed when he said, "To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set