Social Structure and Development in the Chesapeake and New England Colonies
The New England and Chesapeake colonies had some similarities in economics but developed differently. Both colonies were founded to make money …show more content…
Religion also played a role in the development of the societies. The New England colonies were primarily formed of Puritans. They centered religion in their lifestyle. They felt that they were living Gods mission and were there to fulfill his wants in the new world, that they were his example and servants. (Doc A.) The Puritans forced all colonists to pay money towards the church, and you could even be punished if you did not pay or even attend. Religion was a key part in the everyday life of most colonists in the New England colonies. The Chesapeake colonies were primarily Catholics, Anglicans, or any other group seeking religious freedom. The Chesapeake colony did not have a set religion or a have a major importance in religion unlike that of the New England colonies.
The New England and Chesapeake colonies may have been founded similarly but over time they developed into different societies. They