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The year 1607 marked an important event in English history Jamestown the first colony in America was set up on an inland peninsula of Chesapeake Bay by English people Later the Pilgrims Mayflower reached by accident to a place called Massachusetts Bay and settled in the town called Plymouth that was 1620 about a decade after the settlements of Jamestown Though these two areas were founded by English people they had many differences and similarities in between All in all we can broadly classify them into 4 directions Initial goals and characters of the colonies early difficulties colonial conflicts and the Royal policies toward them For the Chesapeake Bay colonists the initial goal of these people for expanding out of England is that they wanted to search for more wealth fame and glory In early 17th century when King James I saw Spains success in making reasonable profits in Caribbean islands he granted a charter to a number of English merchants gentlemen and aristocrats who founded the Virginia Company for colonizing the Northern America They hoped that through trading and exploring gold deposits in America their dreams would somehow come true Since the Spanish had occupied eastern America for settlements they had to choose among those areas atop the Spanish colonies which was the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia In a sense Jamestown was founded by commercial prospects under greedy investments of rich people in England However the reasons for founding Massachusetts Bay were much different than its Chesapeake counterpart it was founded due to religious conflicts The first town Plymouth were founded by Pilgrims the Separatists who suffered persecution from the government Although that was the first colony in Massachusetts Bay the major settlements did not come until 1629 when the Puritan merchants landed gentlemen and lawyers organized the Massachusetts Bay Company and founded the town of Salem As opposed to the commercial reasons of founding Jamestown Puritans founded Salem because they were
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