What religions were represented in the New England colonies?
Puritians- wanted to purify the church
They were a group of people discontent in the Church of England. Mostly all colonists were involved with the church. They had very strict lives. Going to church services to the meeting house which is a large building in the center of a town area. Inside were hard wooden benches. They sat on these benches most of the day because that's how long the services lasted. Puritan was too close to catholism. Puritans called for a church Congregtionalist structure in which each individual church would be largely selfgoverning.
The people of the New England colonies, for the most part, came to America so they could practice their chosen religion freely. The Southern settlers usually came to America for a business opportunity or for an entrepreneurial purpose. While both colonies had slavery at one time, it was much more common in the south than the north. The southern colonies tended to have large farms or plantations, while those in the New England colonies tended…
Slaves were used in various ways in the New England colonies. The range of uses included sailors, dock workers, coachmen, laundresses and household servants. Slaves represented only 3% of the total population in the colonies. Many were concentrated in cities, where the percentage of the population was approximately 25%.