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New England and the Chesapeakes citizens may have the same English origin but they each have very distinct tightly knit societies Every region has their own separate way of running their colony that causes differences in development to occur So no matter where their origin their new home decides their religion government and culture Religion was an important factor in New England and they took it very seriously When people like John Calvin and Anne Hutchinson came along bringing their beliefs of predestination with them it usually led to banishment New England wanted to lay down their laws so they formed the Church of England in 1530 Some of the regulations associated with the Church upset some puritans and they tried to break away The people of New England were such firm believers in their religion sometimes leading to extremes of obsessive fear which resulted in the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 Religion was somewhat intertwined with the government in New England At least one intelligent religious person was trying to make the rules better For example John Winthrop He came to the realization that in order to be united and respected they must be considered higher This concept was referred to as the city upon a hill Document A Another attempt to create a better society happened in 1639 when the first constitution in American history was drafted It was controlled by substantial citizens and based on the consent of the people Many other laws and standards were created during this time trying to start effective colonizations based on Godly faith and morals Document D The one thing that made New Englands government strong was their ability to try Religion and government did take up most of New Englands time but culture was a big part of their life also They had such an eager focus on the subject of education that their first college Harvard was founded as early as 1636 The Massachusetts
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