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Massachusetts vs Virginia

  • Date Submitted: 11/15/2011 07:52 PM
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There were many differences between Virginia and Massachusetts but the main ones lay between their economy and their society. Each of these colonies was founded upon different ways of living. People from different areas with different customs and religious beliefs both settled them each. They both were dependant upon their different ways of trade, agriculture, labor, religion and settlement.

The Virginian colony was dependant upon plantations and mass crop growing. In Virginia they grew things such as tobacco, indigo and rice. From the forests they conceived tar, pitch and turpentine. The settlers who planted tobacco and beans among other things, quickly learned that tobacco needed to be rotated, so they would change fields every growing season or two. With the large amount of crops that the Virginians would grow they constantly needed to expand their portions of land. So, they would constantly move westward into new, unsettled land where they could produce more crops. With the constant movement they would rarely mess with the deeds to the land. They also still followed the Head right system after becoming a royal colony. Because Virginia had a better climate than Massachusetts they could grow more exotic crops

There were many differences between Virginia and Massachusetts but the main ones lay between their economy and their society. Each of these colonies was founded upon different ways of living. People from different areas with different customs and religious beliefs both settled them each. They both were dependant upon their different ways of trade, agriculture, labor, religion and settlement.

The Virginian colony was dependant upon plantations and mass crop growing. In Virginia they grew things such as tobacco, indigo and rice. From the forests they conceived tar, pitch and turpentine. The settlers who planted tobacco and beans among other things, quickly learned that tobacco needed to be rotated, so they would change fields every growing season or...

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