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The New England and Chesapeak regions

            The New England and Chesapeake region were both settled largely by the people of English origin. Even though they shared a common country of origin, and spoke the same language, by the 1700, the areas had evolved into two distinct societies. The people in New England which located in North were seeking religious freedom and focused on the important things in life when they first arrived in the New World while the people of the Chesapeake areas which located in the South were seeking gold and money, and other unimportant items. Both societies developed so distinctly by the end of the 1600's due to the socially, politically, and economically differences between the people of both regions.
             The difference in social development take place from the type of people sent to each region. Mostly single men with no identified trade were sent to the Chesapeake colonies in search of wealth (Document C). Their motive in coming to the New World is to please their unlimited greediness in searching for gold (Document F). In contract, the New England region was a refuge for religious separatists who left England in purpose of finding religious freedom and equality. The Chesapeake region, in opposite to the New England settlers, had no religious motive and as a result, New England formed a much more religious society then the Chesapeake region. The families in New England also had a strong and united society unlike the Chesapeake region. John Winthrop who was the governor states that their goal was to form "a city upon a hill", which represented a "pure" community, where Christianity would be pursued in the most correct behavior (Document A).This shows that the people of New England would work and solve problems together. On the other hand, with the lack of unity in the Chesapeake region, many of them tried to go back to England after encountering hardships in the New World as mentioned by John Smith.

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