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Jamestown Essay Jamestown offered more opportunity to colonists than Massachusetts Bay Colony by allowing more than one religion more workers rights and freedom of speech Jamestown settlers had a charter from England guaranteeing the rights of settlers as they would have had it in England The Puritans formed the Massachusetts Bay Colony and they received a charter also Both colonies had their have and have-nots in them Massachusetts Bay Colony promoted the church greatly and Jamestown promoted working over religion Jamestown was the starting of a democracy equality Colonists in Jamestown were given the right of free speech The House of Burgess first elected legislative assembly was created for the settlers in Jamestown Only white males with property were aloud to vote in the assembly When England started to send over indentured servants for the colonist they were aloud to protest in courts for being abused or being handled in the wrong way In Massachusetts the Puritans had set standards for the elect visible saints Not all the people could become the elect and participate in church The justices in the local courts in Massachusetts were appointed by England not by the people Jamestown did not depend on one religion as this was not the case in Massachusetts In Massachusetts the colonists were mostly Puritans some separatists were there also Jamestown had a mix of all religions and did not really care about it as much as the Puritans did It didnt matter what religion you where in Jamestown because everyone was equal Puritans made everything based upon religion because they had a covenant with God They were giving faith to God to help them start a settlement that all the people would look up to It didnt matter what religion you where in Jamestown because everyone was equal The colonists in Jamestown had more rights for workers because it didnt rely
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