In the late 17th century many English people had arrived in the New England and Chesapeake Bay regions of America.New England was the northern region while the Chesapeake Bay region was more of a southern region.As the English settled in these two regions, they became two distinct societies.The two societies of the New England and Chesapeake Bay regions were formed because of the types of people living in both regions.The people of New England formed a family oriented and religious based society while the people of the Chesapeake Bay formed a more rowdy and independent region.
As indicated by the “Ship’s List of Emmigrants Bound for New England” the groups of people who settled in New England were mainly families and slaves.This allowed for the region to be very family oriented and to focus not only as individuals but also as a group of people.The New England colonies were also very religious.Thefirst article in the “Articles of Agreement” for Springfield Massachusetts states “We intend by God’s grace, as soon as we can, with all convenient speed, to procure some Godly and faithful minister with whom we purpose to join in church covenant to walk the ways of Christ.
”This article clearly shows that the main focus of Massachusetts is very religious.The New England colonies religious and family oriented society set them apart from the Chesapeake Bay society. The Chesapeake Bay society was a very independent society.The “Ship’s List of Emmigrants Bound for Virginia” shows that most of the settlers of the Chesapeake Bay region were men and very few were women.
Men are typically more rowdy and independent then women, thus causing the society to be very rowdy and independent.Very few families settled in the Chesapeake Bay region, which also causes the region to be very independent because there is no family members which the settlers to depend on and look ou…