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An expanding empire 1600s 1 cluster was in New England the other Chesapeake bay 1607- Virginias population reached 2500 and tobacco sales soared Tidewater is a region of low coastal land with rivers affected by ocean tides Virginia prospered in the Chesapeake Tidewater Maryland- established in 1634 by Lord Baltimore as a refuge for Catholics fleeing persecution in England To attract settlers lord Baltimore promised religious toleration to Protestants During the great migration thousands of Puritans moved to Maryland where they soon outnumbered the Catholics The tobacco plantations of the Chesapeake Tidewater were strung out along the regions many waterways To the dock of each plantation came ships that brought manufactured goods from England and in turn carried the tobacco to market Plantations were scattered ministers found it hared to enforce church rules of behavior In the beginning fields had to be cleared of trees and the stump s pulled Within 3 or 4 years the nutrients of the soil are used up the children in Chesapeake died 1600s- 1000s of immigrants came in response to labor demand for the tobacco farms Some of people that came were convents and artisans I love you On arrival they were auctioned off to those willing to pay their ocean passage After their time of servitude those who survived were given a hoe and a new suit of clothes and freed New Netherland Between New England and the Chesapeake Tidewater was New Netherland This colony of the Dutch West India Company included the Hudson River Valley long island and land along the Delaware River Dutch company had profited form fur trading at Fort Orange Albany Fort Nassau Gloucester New Jersey and New Amsterdam New York City but it had few settlers Dutch company did so was through patroons A patroon was a person who brought fifty settlers to New Netherland They were rewarded land a patroonship along the Hudson River Patroon- feudal
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