How were Virginia and Massachusetts colonies alike?

How were Virginia and Massachusetts colonies alike?

Virginia and Massachusetts were both colonies of England and early inhabitants faced many of the same difficulties. Both colonies were helped by their native populations at first. Each colony also established systems of self-government // Virginia was founded in 1607 and Massachusetts was founded in 1629.

What are some similarities and differences between the southern colonies and the New England colonies?

New England was more democratic, but with a heavy influence from the churches. They had a theocracy in place giving more freedom than the south, but the churches were involved in governing the colonies. Politically the Southern Territories were not entirely democratic.

What religion was the Chesapeake colonies?

The founding of Maryland. Lord Baltimore planned for Maryland to serve as a haven for English Catholics who suffered political and religious discrimination in England, but few Catholics actually settled in the colony. Protestants were attracted by the inexpensive land that Baltimore offered to help him pay his debts.

What were the political characteristics of the New England colonies?

Socially, the NE colonies are usually distinguished from the others because of 1) their Puritan majority and 2) the fact that they were founded for religious/moral reasons rather than for economic ones. They were more church-centered and more settled and family-oriented than the other colonies, especially at first.

What were the social characteristics of the Massachusetts Bay Colony?

Unlike its Chesapeake counterpart, the Massachusetts Bay Colony flourished with literacy, schools, town meetings, longer lives, clean drinking water, a cool climate, and a variety of crops. Though the Puritan faith eventually waned, the Massachusetts Bay Colony thrived and was a strong start for the New World.

Which of the following was a reason colonists came to America Group of answer choices?

The colonists came to America: to build a better economic life for themselves and to have religious freedom. I will focus on the second reason and how it played out in the decision of the Mayflower pilgrims to migrate from England to found the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts.

What was life like in Colonial Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts Colony was classified as one of the New England Colonies. Geography & Climate: Mountains, trees, rivers but poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for crops. Mild, short summers and long, cold winters.