Compare and Contrast the major groupings of British North American colonies in terms of thier SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS, ECENOMIC, AND POLITICAL developmnet. Explain the factors that led to develop...

Compare and Contrast the major groupings of British North American colonies in terms of thier SOCIAL, RELIGIOUS, ECENOMIC, AND POLITICAL developmnet. Explain the factors that led to develop differently.

British North American colonies are: The Chasapeake, Middle Colonies (Mid-Atlantic), New England, Carolina.....hopefully it will remind you of something ........

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Both are good answers. I was thinking a little differently. Each colony was founded by some group initially. Most of the colonies had a religious affiliation. Some, such as the Puritans, were quite strict. Some of the colonies, or regions of the colonies, also had more revolutionary leanings.
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Politically, remember that Maryland and Georgia were Single Proprietorships, and that the Royal colonies of the Carolinas and Virginia were profit/cash crop and slave based.  New England was for religious outcasts, such as the Puritans in Massachusetts, Quakers in Pennsylvania, and everyone in Rhode Island.

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The major idea is that the Chesapeake was populated by people who came as individuals (many as indentured servants) looking to make money.  This led to plantation agriculture.

In the Mid-Atlantic and New England you had more of families coming all as a group.  They wanted small farms and such.  This led these areas to have a more diversified economy and a more stable and pleasant society.

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