New England and Virginia were both settled by people of English decent. Both areas were settled at around the same period of time. However, the two developed into very different societies. The main explanation for this is the bases upon which each area was founded.
The Puritans were a hard working, god-fearing people. After many years of religious prosecution in their homeland of England they sought out refuge in the neighboring country of Holland. After
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Excuses such as these were sent to the king of England when the military of Virginia was defeated in battle. The lack of camaraderie in the later settlers of Virginia was passed on from these earlier settlers.
Although both New England and Virginia later went on to become prosperous areas of America, the reasons that the societies within each colony were so different are obvious. The reason is the motive for which each area created.