Comparison of Colonial Regions
New England Region
Economy: Relied heavily on Atlantic Ocean. Shipbuilding, trade, and fishing was a leading industry. Farms were small and self sufficient.
Society: Central part of life was the Puritan Church. Everyone had to attend church.
This started from the religious dissent of the Puritans.
Religion: More religious tolerance.
Economy: Depended on farming and commerce. Farms raised staple crops. Shipping ports were in the larger cities, benefited from fur trade.
Society: Had diverse population. Merchants made upper class while sailers and unskilled workers made up the lower classes.
Religion: Mostly Anglican and baptist but did not play important role.
Economy: Relied on rice and tobacco which lead to the plantation system. This is where slavery began.
Society: The wealthy made up the upper class, they were superior to the lower class. Upper classes got more opportunity than lower class.