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Chesapeake Colonies and New England

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Lastly, there were social and religious differences between the two colonies. In New England, the Puritans believed that an education meant a better bible study. They had the first public education system with the best education and the highest literacy rate in the world. They also had immigrated in communities, which meant they had more social stability. Religiously, england was dominated by the Congregational Church and religion is the reason New England had been founded. In the Chesapeake, socially, due to the plantation economies, their slavery created a more aristocratic atmosphere, except in North Carolina and Georgia. They were also socially unstable, since 75% of their early immigrants were indentured servants. Their education was not emphasized because the plantations were so widespread, and they had the lowest literacy levels. Religiously, the Chesapeake colonies had the Church of England established, their rural environment made schools and churches more difficult to create, and Maryland was the Catholic refuge since there was no Puritans. Through this, New England and the Chesapeake colonies were different in both religious and social ways.

The founding principles of which both the New England and Chesapeake colonies were founded upon influenced each colonies’ decisions, which helped shape the colonies settled by both groups of Englishmen of the same ethnicity to become distinctly different from one another. Through religious, social, political, and economic reasons, New England and the Chesapeake have become two distinct societies, although they were both created from Englishmen of the same ethnicity. These reasons have changed the way America will become for both better and for worse in the near future, though they may have no clue that what they had done could change the entire existence of America.

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