Comparison of Colonial Regions
New England Region
Religious dissent was one of the most common reasons people came to America. The puritans established a colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts. They become know to be called pilgrims. Shipbuliding, trade, and fishing became leading industries. The Puritan church everybody had to be apart of and if they wasn't they would banished. In 1692, the Salem witch trials started when people from the town was accused of being witches. Women that was accused usually was killed.
It was more religious tolerance and culturally diverse. The middle colonies depended on both farming and commerce. Farmers raised stapled crops and the larger cities had important ports for shipping products overseas. It had diverse population. Pennsylvania became home for earthquakes from its large diversity and tolerance. Merchants who dealt in foreign trade formed the upper class region. Sailors, unskilled workers and some artist comprised the lower class.
The first successful English settle was Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. It was established by a joint stock company called the Virginia company. Bitter cold winters, disease, and starvation killed many of the settlers. Native Americans helped allowing Jamestown to survive. Southern society tended to be divided between the rich plantation owners, poor farmers and salves. It was established mainly for economic reasons.