(Answered) HIST405N Week 1 Discussion: The Cost of Expansion

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 3, 4
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, pick two (2) of the following settlements:

  • Southern colonies
  • Chesapeake colonies
  • Middle colonies
  • New England colonies

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Compare and contrast the settlement patterns.
  • What forces and ideas shaped their origin?
  • Examine the influence of religion for those settlements (e.g., Puritanism, Quakers, and the Anglican Church).

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Compare your selections and analysis of those selections with those of your peers. If they chose different settlements, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same settlements, build on their posts by providing additional information about the settlements that you have not already noted in your own post.


The middle and new colonies were as similar as they were different. Both had a fast-growing population (Schultz, 2018). The economies were dependent on artisans, merchants, and farmers. The New England colonies adopted the British social system that is stratified by class. It was characterized by ancestry, power, wealth, and mannerism(Schultz, 2018). The social classes included aristocrats, natural aristocracy, middle class, and the laboring class. They had numerous cities and towns to facilitate commerce. The Middle colonies were the most diverse owing to their religious tolerance……Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5