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Both New England and Chesapeake regions were settled by people of English origin, however, each region evolved into two separate societies. This development difference occurred because of at least three reasons, which are religious, social and economical. These differences would lead to disputes between North and South that would take place for years.

Religiously the two regions were on almost opposite ends of the spectrum. The North, according to document D, made God the center of their government. This led to everybody in the colony having good morals and set on living an honest, religious life. The South, however, had no such intentions when its colonies were formed. Document F tells us that the people of Virginia's only god was gold. They had no interest in living for Christ or any other deity for that matter. This would lead to corrupt leaders who only took the colonies further down the path of sin. Those are some ways in which religion, or lack thereof played a major part in the development of both regions.

Another factor was the way both regions developed socially. Document A shows that John Winthrop, the governor of Massachusetts, was leading the colony to be acceptant of diversity. He led the people to delight in their differences and to work together for a common good. This is the complete opposite of what was happening in the South. Document F and G both say that the men only cared about themselves and would desert their colony if it meant their own personal gain. Another difference socially was the population itself. The north consisted of mainly families with children of all ages. This would lead them to develop in a more cautious way for they need to look out for not only them but their families as well. The South, on the other hand, consisted of single men. There was a very small amount of women and children. This can be translated into fighting between men for women, and men only looking out for themselves. Socially, that is how the two

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