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English societies saw much persecution among religious minorities as well as trivial

poverty among its lower classes. These reasons prompted the Chesapeake and new

England societies to form. Both New England and Chesapeake colonists left England

in order to escape rule from British crown however, new England was formed for

the sole reason of freedom from religious persecution and the Chesapeake was

formed for the sole reason of monetary gain among the colonists. Therefore, the

colonies were more different than alike.

Both New England and Chesapeake colonists left England in order to escape rule

under the rule of the British crown. Document 2 shows that the puritans coming to

the new world were committed to come together and form a stable settlement on

the basis of gods grace. This is significant because it shows a main reason for

colonization being the establishment of new rules based on gods grace and not what

the British crown wanted. The purpose of document 2 is to provide written orders

for the new settlers based on gods glory instead of the crowns wants. Document 7

shows the distribution of wealth between royalty and colonist and the differing

opinions on Indians between royalty and colonist. This is significant because it

shows that in the Chesapeake even after they settled they were still trying to escape

British crown rule. The purpose of this document is to show continuing disdain for

the British crown among colonial societies.

The New England colonies were formed majorly on the want for religious freedom.

Document 1 shows a letter written about the puritan society claiming that they must

all work together because that was the condition god wanted mankind to be in. This
is significant because it shows that gods grace continued to be an important factor

in the formation and continuation of the New England settlements. The Purpose of

this document was to try and unite puritan settlers in new England on the basis of

gods grace, which they had already left their home country for. Document 3 shows a

list of ships emigrants bound for new England. This is significant because it shows

the list consisting mostly of families with religious leaders, which implies the intent

of settling and creating religiously-bound families and eventually a religiously

bound settlement. The historical context of this document is that the desire for

religious freedom among people in England that it led to large scale transplantations

of whole religious communities. An additional piece of evidence that supports that

new England had more families than the Chesapeake is the concept of plantations

which reveals how many communities simply relocated and planted themselves

among other societies with little to no change except less religious persecution.

The Chesapeake was formed majorly on the want for monetary gain from the new

world. Document 4 shows a list of emigrants bound for the Chesapeake. This is

significant because it is mostly comprised of young single men coming alone. These

type of men are usually poorer and will often do anything it takes to come to the

new world to find riches, we can imply that many of these men became indentured

servants to sever the economy in the Chesapeake. The historical context of this

documents that in early times Virginia was an agriculture-based economy with large

demand for cheap, accessible labor (indentured servants). Document 5 shows that

many men heading for the Chesapeake wanted to turn back and return to English

society. This is significant because it shows the greedy want for individual monetary
gain among Chesapeake settlers became so high and unbearable that many settlers

wanted to leave. The historical context of this document is that in its early stages,

Virginia suffered a starving time before becoming a financial gold mine. Document 6

shows that there were and equal number, if not more, of indentured servants and

free men. This is significant because it shows the great labor demand of their

economic agricultural society. The point of view of William Berkley is that Berkley is

of extreme privilege and likely saw servants as lesser and would od anything for

economic gain.