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  • Compare And Contrast Massachusetts And Virginia

    Virginia vs. Massachusetts The development of Virginia and Massachusetts has many similarities but also many differences. The two colonies have similar problems when trying to develop their towns but had different reasons for why they started them to begin with. while both had different driving forces, they both ultimately wanted the same thing, to form a successful new town. Though out the next paragraphs I will discuss these differences and similarities, as well as why I think Massachusetts was the more successful colony. I want to start with Virginia because well, they settled first. To understand Virginia’s failures and successes, we first need to understand how and why it was settled in the first place. At the time, the English were in competition with the Spanish to conquer new territories and obtain new wealth. The English basically wanted to not only find…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Province of Massachusetts Originally Massachusetts was an English colony in North America, founded in 1628, by a group of puritans escaping persecution, until 1961 when it became the Province of Massachusetts and in 1776 seceded from England to be one of the original 13 states of America. The name Massachusetts comes from the Indian tribe, the Massachusett, an Algonquian tribe living in the area of Massachusetts bay. “at the great hill” or “at the range of hills” is its translation, referring to…

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  • Massachusetts Mccarthyism And Mass Hysteria Essay

    Massachusetts, McCarthyism, and Mass Hysteria Humankind has expressed throughout time how easy and destructive it can be to accuse others without proper evidence or a truly reliable investigation. First occurring in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, innocent individuals were unjustly persecuted as a result of their seemingly abnormal actions or personal affiliations. Behavior such as this was rekindled, witnessed during McCarthyism in the early 1950’s and the treatment of homosexuals during the…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colonies Essay

    The patterns of American colonial life, specifically in the Massachusetts Bay colony, encapsulated the massive social, political, and economic shifts of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Factors including freedom of religious expression and increased opportunity for wealth or opportunity led many Europeans to immigrate to New England. Prominent figures and experiences of the entire Colonial Massachusetts Bay population as a whole are often times generalized onto those of the…

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  • Differences Between The Chesapeake And The Massachusetts Colonies

    In the 1600s, England’s two most prominent colonies in the Americas were busily evolving into disparate societies with different goals and social structures, even though the people who settled Massachusetts Bay, Virginia, and their surrounding colonies all emigrated from the same country. This difference in overall development occurred due to the contrasting motives of the colonists departing for New England and the Chesapeake. The people who would become New Englanders were motivated by the…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Essay

    Towards the end of the sixteenth century, Great Britain sought to place colonies in the New World in order to combat Spain’s successes in South America. The first two successful colonies in North America were Jamestown, founded in 1607, and Massachusetts Bay, founded in 1630. The New England and Chesapeake regions were settled mostly by people of English origin, both evolved into two distinct societies due to the purposes of the colonies, the people who populated the colonies, and the…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Research Paper

    Unlike the other colonies such as Virginia, consisting of those who had come on their own such a second sons, the Massachusetts Bay colony was established, not as a money maker, but instead as a place where the Puritans could worship the way they chose. The environment of the northwest was not suited for large farms, so the colonists made their money fishing in Cape Cod, fur trapping, ship building, and trading. These markets became the town’s main source of income, giving it a merchant based…

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  • How Did John Winthrop Influence The Massachusetts Bay Colony

    In 1629, nearly 500 documented Puritan settlers traveled to America forming the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Among these 500, was John Winthrop, who was chosen as their first governor. His eyes were focused upon God and his heart was set on freedom. Wishing to create a perfect model society, he wasted no time. Born in England, Winthrop belonged to the gentry, which dominated English society for one hundred years. He attended Trinity College in Cambridge, where he studied law. Being an avid man of…

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  • Anne Hutchinson As A Woman In The Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Anne Hutchinson was an intelligent, freethinking woman who lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. She can easily be perceived as one of the first leaders in Women’s Rights in history. Hutchinson was one of the first women to express her opinions on religion publically, which was not permitted at that time. Her strong will and opinions eventually led to her excommunication from the church and banishment from the Colony. Anne Hutchinson was an independent thinker who led many discussions…

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  • Jamestown Vs Massachusetts Bay Colony Essay

    Jamestown and Massachusetts Bay Colony both had great impacts for the thirteen colonies. Jamestown was the first surviving settlement for the English in the Americas. Jamestown’s survival caused more settlers to come to the Americas in the belief that they too could survive. The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay colony believed only Puritans should have a “voice” over the colony. Non-puritans left Massachusetts to start a new colony because they didn’t want to be pressured to follow the beliefs…

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