North American Colony the Puritans Term Paper
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North was a stronghold of strict religious and moral belief, controlling the population and their actions, while the South was more open, plantation based, and already importing slaves. The color lines were already drawn, leading to an inevitable conclusion in 1860.
In contrast, the strict morals of the Puritan colonies in the North were very different from the settlements in the South. There, wealthy landowners commandeered much of the available land and created vast estates, already importing slaves to work in the rice fields in
the 1600s. The southern planters and new arrivals looked forward to wine and beer making along with other profitable ventures, and many of them came from poor roots, while the Puritans were more prosperous from the start. Thus, the northern colonies served as a foundation for the country's government, commerce, and religious beliefs, and so, they were models for the rest of the country.
Editors. "Massachusetts Bay Colony." U.S.History.com. 2005. 4 Oct. 2006. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h572.html
Newe, Thomas. "Letters of Thomas Newe to His Father, from South Carolina (1682)."
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