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Chesapeake and New England REgions

             Many events in the 16th and 17th century affected emigration from England to America. Between 1580 and 1650, many English men and women chose to migrate to the New World. Some elected to relocate because of competition for food and land, because of dreams of wealth, or to attempt to escape poverty. There were other reasons that migrants left England, and one of the most prevalent ones was that settlers yearning for religious freedom believed it would come in America. People of English origin settled both New England and the Chesapeake region, yet the two regions became quite different with time. The New England region was founded on strict moral principles, while the Chesapeake region was more concerned with earthly wealth. The Chesapeake and New England regions evolved into to distinct societies because of slavery, money, and religion.
             The Chesapeake and New England regions were different because of the issue of slavery. The Chesapeake region, more specifically the south, such as what is now Virginia, was a place where large plantations were started, with tobacco being the item most frequently grown on these plantations. These plantations were quite large and spread out over many acres. Therefore, this nature of tobacco farming required a huge labor force. This problem was quickly solved with the introduction of slavery. Slaves provided a cheap labor force that was easily kept subdued. Slaves were a vital part of the Chesapeake region's economy, and the plantation owners would not be able to make a profit without them. The Puritans of the New England region believed that slavery was wrong, and they spoke out against it. This outraged the southerners, and fueled the fire of separation between the two regions. Other issues, such as making money, further expanded the division between the two regions.
             Another issue that created a rift between the Chesapeake and the New England regions was money.

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