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The New England and Southern Colonies were both settled largely by the
English. By 1700, the regions had evolved into two distinct societies.
The southern colonies have characteristics that are the antithesis of
the New England colonies attributes. New England was colonized for Freedom
of Worship and freedom of political thought. The Southern colonies were
developed for freedom of economic opportunity. The New England colonies had
aspirations for a distinct society, where they could show their homeland,
how a country should be run. The southern colonies had goals for
mercantilism, and increasing the prosperity of England. The New England
colonies were based on theocracy, where the state forced the people to live
and worship in an orthodox way. The southern colonies(Virginia) had a
government based on a royal government, where the state was governed by a
governor and council named by the king, and an elected assembly chosen by
the people. Finally, the New England colonies wanted to establish the
colony for religious motives, while the southern colonies were established
England and the rebels of England (Pilgrims), made up the New England
and southern colonies. “God Almighty in his most holy and wise providence
hath so disposed of the condition of mankind, in all times some must be
rich, some poor, some high and eminent in power and dignity, other mean and
in subjection. Yet we must be knit together in this work as one man.”(John
Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity) This statement by John Winthrop,
demonstrates importance of religion in the lives of the New England
settlers. “We must delight in each other, make others’ conditions our own,
rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having
before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as