Essay Preparation Colonial American Issues. AP History Day 3. 1993 DBQ Question. Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur?.
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Colonial American Issues
In this question, you can pick several areas (for example, why people wanted to settle, differences in life/land, different agriculture, town structure vs. independent plantations/farmers, etc
Women did housekeeping and childcare, Men farmed
Social interaction with other families rare
Cities had many poor people and immigrants
Most people could not read and write
Proclamation of 1763
This forbid settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains, but it was too late and it made the American colonists angry.
It also set a pattern of white people making laws to cover Native Americans to their disadvantage (Indian Removal Act of 1830, starting a long cycle of abuse)
Problems for the Colonies
England has to pay for this all.
Since France has been defeated, England doesn’t have to worry about keeping them in good favor anymore.
The colonists start running into issues with England.
Coercive “Intolerable” Acts:
Closed Boston Harbor until the tea was paid for
Tightened control over Mass. Government
Required citizens to house soldiers
Quebec Act granted greater liberties to Catholics, expanded Quebec Territory to limit colonial expansion