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In the New England and Chesapeake regions of Colonial America drastic differences are seen in the lives and attitudes of the settlers All though most of the settlers were from England there were many preexisting differences in addition to freshly developing ones that caused the two regions to evolve into two very different societies Among these differences were religiousness the differences in the grouping of settlers and furthermore the hands in which the balance of power rested all of which caused the distinctions between the two regions Religion was a profound part of colonial society Although both the settlers of the Chesapeake region and of New England placed great importance on religion the emphasis put on it in the New England region was much greater From the Mayflower Conflict to John Winthrops speech aboard the Arbella Doc A God was a center piece for the fabrication of many statements speeches and documents all of which carried over into the daily lives of New England settlers Chesapeake settlers however did not place such emphasis on religion Unlike Winthrops statement which starts God Almighty in his most holy and wise Chesapeake settlers such as Governor Berkeley tended to rest their cases in the hands of the people Doc G Since there was less emphasis on religion people from the Chesapeake region tended to lead a much more lenient life than those of New England Yet another important factor in the evolution into distinct cultures is the fact that people that settled in New England tended to settle in families or in groups from the same area and at older ages than the Chesapeake settlers who came over by themselves usually as indentured servants and during much younger years When a person
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