HIS110 DQ Week one - 23468

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Compare European settlements in New England, the Middle Colonies, the Chesapeake, and the South in terms of goals, governments, social structures, and religions. What similarities do you find most remarkable? What differences do you find interesting? Why

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Settlements in New England were made up mostly of the Dutch and English Protestants. Trading posts, towns, and forts were established up and down the Hudson River by the Dutch and the focus was on the fur trade. A small farming community also developed in the area but the main focus became about trade. The settlers in this area were devoutly religious and became to be known as Puritans. They saw the American Indian population as an obstacle in their way of settling the land and fought violent battles in order to take their lands and lead them to Christianity. The Middle Colonies were made up of more diverse populations than colonies in New England and in the South (Ben