areas. These differences in beliefs led to the variations in the types of governments. Most New Englanders were loggers, fishers, or shipbuilders since the colony didnt have a suitable geography and climate for agriculture. tags: Distinct Societies, New World. People who first settled here were Puritans who broke off from the Church of England looking for religious freedom. The New Englanders were largely Puritan Separatists, who sought religious freedom.
Some Protestants, however, wanted complete separation from Catholicism and embraced Calvinism. The economy was based on fishing, shipbuilding, and farming. Their motives were, thus, religious in nature, not economic.
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Since there were an equal number of males and females the birth rate was through the roof. The right to vote was based on land ownership. This colony allowed them to worship whomever they chose. Obviously, then, we can say that it because of these motives that the Chesapeake and the New England regions of the New World became so different by 1700. The regions of Colonial America each had a distinctive culture and economy entirely different from the other regions. Those differences would continue to assert themselves when they became states (take, for just one early example, the complicated relationship between Virginias Thomas Jefferson and Massachusetts John Adams).