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There were many differences between the Chesapeake and the New England colonies Their structures planting styles families and health all differed from one another The New England colonies made structures that would last and then lived there year round where as Chesapeake colonies moved 4 or 5 times a year This all had to do with the different planting styles that each had Chesapeake colonies planted and then split into different groups so that they could take full advantage of their surroundings The men went and hunted whereas the women would go and gather wild foods After the winter they would then use different fields and make new homes New England colonies felt that by using manure to fertilize the fields they could use the fields over and over again each season Families in New England were numerous large and lived-long Women married young and produced on average five to seven healthy children Parents in New England had a lot of control over whom their children married and when they could marry Chesapeake families were few in number small in size and short lived There was a scarsage of women which led to few families being formed Families there produced one to three healthy children This was Due to the high infant mortality rate and the broken marriages because of death andor servitude Chesapeake parents rarely lived to see their offspring marry and so had little control over it Chesapeake colonists lost about 10 years off their English life expectncy Whereas New England life expectancy was greater than the mother countrys life expectancy There were many other differences not mentioned between the two colonies it is impossible to name them all
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