Chesapeake vs New England

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Today, the United States of America is a very racially and religiously diverse society. We saw the seeds of diversity being sown in the early days of colonization when the Chesapeake and New England colonies grew into distinctive societies. Even though both regions were primarily English, they had similarities as well as striking differences. The differentiating characteristics among the Chesapeake and New England colonies developed due to geography, religion, and motives for colonial expansion. Virginia, …

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…colonies who were Anglican but did not put as much emphasis on their religion. New England wanted to settle in America, while the Bay colonies were searching for riches and the western passage to India. The only similarity between these two colonies was that they were both destroyed by problems with in their own colonies. Both colonies were different in many ways; they were two distinct societies that had spawn from a common original country.