CHESAPEAKE BAY AND NEW ENGLAND COLONIES
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The Chesapeake Bay and New England colonies
Colonialism had its way of making the people of a nation or a place get better or even worse in their social life, economic status, education level, among many other aspects of the lives of the people. Dutch, English, French, and Spanish colonies shared one thing in common: they were all European colonizers. At the same time, other aspects like the manner and the method of colonization were different.
Each of these countries had its government and leadership manner, which was presumably forced onto the colonized people. For example, England’s colonies were made to believe that their leader at that time of colonization was queen Elizabeth and new leadership was introduced to replace the old leadership. The Chesapeake Bay was a colony of the Britons, which included two parts. The dominion and territory of Virginia, after some time it was referred to as the commonwealth of Virginia, and the province of Maryland was later referred to as Maryland (Rowse, 1955). This was a British colony, and most of the Britons died immediately upon arrival due to diseases like malaria (Jones, 1972).
The New England colonies were Rhode Island, Connecticut Island, Massachusetts, Plymouth, and Hampshire, among other minor territories. The colonizers, in this case, the Britons referred to as the puritans were involved in making sure that the people got an education to read the bible. They also made sure they were able to engage in commerce to benefit the Britons economically. Generally, everything done for those colonized was done with a desire to serve and make sure that the colonial power in both of the above cases, which were great Britain, was felt (Rowse, 1955).
However, there was a significant difference between New England and Chesapeake Bay residents as those in New England enjoyed better lives than those in the Chesapeake Bay. One instance of difference can be the water whereby the water in New England was very clean while the one in Chesapeake was not clean (Jones, 1972).
In conclusion, therefore, we can see how there was a big difference in the individuals’ livelihoods in New England and those in Chesapeake bay due to the different t ways these two areas were colonized.
Jones, A. H. (1972). Wealth estimates for the New England colonies about 1770. The Journal of Economic History, 98-127.
Rowse, A. L. (1955). American Colonisation. In The Expansion of Elizabethan England (pp. 206-237). Palgrave Macmillan, London.