hist173 assignment2.1 - Calvinism is named after John Calvin Most religious dissidents of period were proponents of Calvinism or extreme Protestants

hist173 assignment2.1 - Calvinism is named after John...

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Calvinism is named after John Calvin. Most religious dissidents of period were proponents of Calvinism - or extreme Protestants. Most of settlers of New England were Calvinists. However, most historians today argue that the settlers of New England were not representative of the settlers of the rest of British America. Outside of New England Calvinism really didn't have much of an influence. However, New England's founding by religious dissidents has played an important role in American memory and identification - even if the stories told are a bit fabricated and not entirely representative of the wider experience. The Southern, Middle and New England colonies all had different weather. In The Southern colonies, they had the warmest climate of all three colonial regions. The warmer climate was positive for the colonists. They did not have to worry about surviving brutal winters, but they did have to worry about the moist climate, as it carried the diseases that killed the colonists. The New England colonies had very cold, harsh winters. The winters made it hard for the colonies to survive. The positive of the winters was that it helped prevent the spread of diseases. The negative is that their land had a short growing season for their agriculture, so farming was hard but important to them, for their survival. The Middle colonies had an in-

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