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DBQ I Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies In 1607 when the New England and the Chesapeake region colonies planted was intended originally for the same purpose becoming independent of Spain So exactly why did this difference in development occur The three major factors were location attitudes and beliefs With a difference in location attitudes and beliefs where one is from seems to be of little or no importance Which factor played the biggest part is almost impossible to decide The locations of the two colonies are in and of itself were completely opposite The New England Colonys growing season was shorter than that of the Chesapeake regions was The New England Colonys land was poor and you could not collect furs or even fish very easily making life difficult The local Indians taught the settlers how to grow maize The Chesapeake region settlers did not know how to make the best of the areas wildlife and fish In addition one could not depend on supplies from England The attitude made a big difference also The New England colony had a positive attitude for the most part The Chesapeake region had several problems with peoples attitude When the settlers started to plant and farm the well to do adventurers did not like the idea of manual labor They came here for different reasons money not to make a farm settlement Beliefs were incredibly different The New England Colonies John Winthrop wrote the famous sermon A model of Christian Charity aboard the Arbella on the Atlantic Ocean It deals with primarily with equality It also recognized the fact that there were different conditions of humankind That God in his holy and wise ways had decided Someone elses problems were your problems and vise versa It also acknowledged the importance of working together
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