New England and the chesapeake region?

Question by Abe: New England and the chesapeake region?
“although new england an the Chesapeake region were both settled by people of English origin by 1700 the region had evolved into tow distinct societies why did this development occur?”
” use your knowledge of the colonial period up to 1700 to develop your answer”. i don’t know where to start help me out here

Best answer:

Answer by Pop
I had the same exact prompt, I’m guessing you’re in AP US History?

Well I can’t really give you my essay because that would be plagiarism, but I can give you a few ideas to start.

I would group them into categories like political, social, economic (but don’t say those three in your thesis, that’s too general.)

Political:
Well you can say things like New England had their government structured around religion. New England based the right to vote around church membership, while Virginia (the Chesapeake region) based it around ownership of land. Also, England controlled Virginia, while New England was a separate entity – put that into consideration.

Social:
I would say demography, motivations, traditions, etc. belongs here. New England was motivated to explore the new land because of religion, and wanted their city to be the “city upon a hill” (quote from William Bradford). Conversely, Virginia was motivated by material wealth – they traveled to the “New World” to find gold.

Economic: I would put things that relate to trade and stuff here (obviously). Things like what they specialized in – Virginia specialized in tobacco, while New England specialized in industry – to their climates, like the cold climate of New England or the warm climate of Virginia – would probably belong here.

PS: Look in my source.. It’s probably the most useful thing you can have. It’s the EXACT prompt. But don’t plagiarize it, just use it to get some ideas.

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