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Because New England and the Chesapeake Bay Region were settle by people of different beliefs for different reasons had different environments and seasons which supported different forms of agricultural practices and the religious practices of the people of each region greatly influenced the social norms hierarchies and government each region developed into distinct societies by 1700 despite both being largely populated by people of English origin The New England Region was settled by Puritans religious radicals who wanted to cleanse the Church of England of all remnants of the Catholic Church The Chesapeake Bay on the other hand was settled by merchants who were mostly ordinary members of the Church of England Each group had its own set of values and intentions and would go on to create two distinct societies in New England and the Chesapeake Bay regionsNew England and the Chesapeake Bay were settled by two different groups of people for very different reasons resulting in two distinct societies As stated previously New England was settled by Puritans a sect of the Church of England The Puritans first came to New England through the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the town of Plymouth Massachusetts The first group of Puritans to arrive was the Separatists known as Pilgrims in America who were an ultra-radical sect of Puritanism who wanted to completely break away from the Church of England However less radical followers of Puritanism arrived soon after and greatly outnumbered the Separatists Although popularly thought otherwise the Puritans did not come to the New World fleeing violent persecution in England They came to the New World to start what they believed to be the perfect utopian civilization They believed that if they did not found the perfect society then the world would fall into chaos and there would be no hope for humanity They believed that their new society would set the example for the
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