A reason why the Chesapeake Bay and the New England colonies evolved into different societies was their political differences
A reason why the Chesapeake Bay and the New England colonies evolved into different societies was their political differences. The Settlers of the Chesapeake colonies, modeled their government, the house of Burgesses, on the housee of Parliament in england. This major political development of the chesapeake bay colony was the Maryland Act of Religious toleration. This allowed the practice of any sect of Christianity. On the other hand, New England developed a more structured government system. New England had elected officials to represent the people. This formed the council who had regularly scheduled town meeting to voice the concerns of the people. In comparison because New England was densely populated by those of puritan beliefs, religious tolerance was non existent. This major difference own both colonies political ideologies encouraged the development of two completely different societies.
The Settlers of the Chesapeake Bay were mostly people who followed the anglican church. The Majority of New England followed Puritanism. Puritans were unaccepting of any other religion as they believed their religion was the only form of belief. Due to the Maryland Act of Religious Toleration, other Christian sects were allowed the opportunity too practice their beliefs. This was a very distinct difference that lead to the two colonies to become separate associations.
Social roles also played a major role in the difference of both colonies. Mostly investors, who were dominantly men, settled in the Chesapeake Bay, while the settlers of New England came in families. Those who came in families were able to build communities, Establish a structured government and were able to flourish and grow as a society. Thus showing that Chesapeake bay was a place for business while New England was a place to live and make a life.
In 1607, the first British colony was founded in North Americ and settled in Maryland and Virginia. This colony, known as the chesapeke bay colony was colonized and settled by the english men of Anglican Church beliefs. Later, in 1630, a wave of english men, women and children settled in the areas of massachusetts, new hamppshire and rhode island, connecticut and vermont who were all believers of puritanism.
The Chesapeake bay was settled by individual men while New England was settled by families which aided in growth of the colony. This created the development of two separate societies occurred by political, economic, religious and social deviations.
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