Compare And Contrast The North And Development Of America

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Development of America: Comparing and Contrasting the Northern, Southern, and Western Regions In today’s world, everyone sees America as a strong united country, but not to long ago, this was not the case. The United States was not always so united. America used to almost be looked at as three different parts; those parts being the North, the South, and the West. While the first thing that pops into most people’s minds is the huge difference between the North and South, what most people do not realize is that compared to the North and the South, the Western region of America is actually vastly different. The West was not even a part of America when the North and South were already immensely developed. States that exist in the West now such …show more content…
Jamestown is the first place that people live in the New World and is a part of the first colony Virginia. Everyone at first believes Jamestown will be a success, but that idea soon proves to be untrue. After the first trip, more and more people come to the New World and by 1624, 14,000 people come over but only 1,100 of them are still alive. King James gets word of how poorly the colony is doing and he turns the colony into a royal colony; this later proves to be a common occurrence in a lot of the Southern colonies. This is one of the first big government changes that occurs in the colonies. This is the time the colony starts to take shape. Although the beginning of the story of Virginia presents the basic facts, the true story and structure of every colony is the colony’s religion. Even as early as Christopher Columbus, people are having the religion of Christianity forced onto them. The options the people are given are practically join or die. At first in Virginia, the people just have to worship Christianity more generally but in years to come, Christianity is continuously sub grouped into many different types of religion. Religion ends up being a deciding factor in many cases of a colony’s economy standings, social standings, and political standings successfulness or unsuccessfulness. One major similarity between the North and the South is the …show more content…
This colony is Georgia. The forming of Georgia is done by James Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe believes there is a need for a Utopian sort of society and intends on making Georgia into that type of society. Georgia is supposed to be a place where everyone is equal and has a true chance to make something out of themselves. Another new aspect that Oglethorpe brings to Georgia is the thinking of the Enlightenment that is occurring in England. Instead of having a set religion based on faith, Oglethorpe gets the people of Georgia questioning how different parts of the religion make sense. Religion in Georgia is open for the interpretation of the people. This is very different from most other colonies that especially in the beginning would be killed for trying to question God. The only colony that comes close to Georgia’s thinking is Rhode Island but even in Rhode Island, the religion is more free rather than questioned. Georgia is definitely an outcast as far as religion goes. One good thing that Georgia has is that with the new thinking about religion comes new ideas that can help the colonies

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