With the expansion of the English colonies also came a larger market to sell to other countries overseas. According to the navigation laws, most colonial products had to be transported to English ports and then be sold. This method had helped merchants, sailors, and shipbuilders enjoy more of the benefits that came with colonial trade. The American
This also shifted the racial and ethnic makeup of the colonies. daily the demand was growing for labor. Immigrants were coming from all over by the 1800’s, Africa, England, and Scottland to name a few. Almost all the immigrants from Africa were enslaved upon arrival to the colonies. The second major reason for the increased growth was natural increase by reproduction.
The Plymouth colony was a success, and with this news, thousands of other Puritans relocated to the Americas. With the founding of a new colony, the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the relocation of over 20,000 people, this large colonization became known as the Great Migration. Puritans and Indians did not get along too well. The puritans, like other English colonists, thought they had the right to just take native lands, and so they did. They often used trickery and used illness to their advantage.
The shift in thinking from the enlightenment sparked a change in thinking about religion in colonial America. The Great Awakening was a revitalization movement that ran across parts of Europe and the colonies in America. Because of the enlightenment people weren’t as religious as they used to be but during and after the Great Awakening people became more and more religious because of the different methods used by the preachers. Preachers used more emotion to deliver their sermons which made it more appealing to the people, George Whitefield being one of the most famous for this. The Great Awakening in a way unified the colonies, because it affected almost everyone in the country it brought together a sense of unity even though different types of christianity were formed due to the great Awakening.
Society's first global age spanned from about 1450-1770 and was characterized by major economic and political growth. People began to travel more frequently and learn foreign notions. This time, however, also brought about a great conflict: the desire of those in power to be in control and the people's desire to be free of control. There came about an exchange of new ideas, different reactions to these radical concepts, and opinions about how power should be distributed. The first global age led to intellectual, religious, and governmental changes.
100 years after Columbus first arrived in the Americas, the first of 13 colonies, Virginia, was settled. Little did they know that 400 years later, these colonies would evolve and become one of the most powerful nations on Earth. With the colonists populating both southern and northern area, many aspects of the colonies changed. Not only did the colonies change because of the climate and topography (which was inevitable) but also because of the people who lived there. New England was primarily composed of people searching for religious freedom, the Southern Colonies had wealthy people looking for land to grow their plantations, and the middle colonies, the most ethnically diverse, consisting of people searching for a new and wealthier life.
Due to revivals the United states in the 1790 's-1830 's changed religion throughout the whole country. Which created the Second Great Awakening , this transformation changed Americans religon. In the beginning of the Revolution the largest denomomations were Puritan churches aslo called Congregationalist. Anglicans were also included,and Quakers. Methodism and Baptists, were also becoming a fast-growing relgions in the nation.
Not only has it shaped the country to the way it is today, it also developed the entire world into how we know it today. In the lead up to WW1, the British army had lots of support from their commonwealth countries overseas, making Britain a huge rival for many countries, in battles and wars prior to WW1 and a force not to be reckoned with. A lot of these countries could and still can speak English due to the spread of the empire which strengthened trading relationships and allowed Britain to gain more wealth and produce. Additionally, Britain now had more money to spend on weaponry, ships, vehicles and to develop tactics - this obviously augmented the British military and reinforced their chances of
Throughout the sixteenth century different factors such as economy, society and religion had varying effects on the government policies of the Spaniards before and after the colonization of the Americas. Government policy in the New World was wholly reformed due to the Spanish attitudes in relation to the lands and people they conquered. As the Spaniards established control over the Americas, labour policies were adjusted as to better exploit newly conquered lands and people. Since the Spanish thirsted for gold, they soon discovered many foreign resources that quickly became popular in the western hemisphere. These newly discovered resources caused Spanish trade and commerce to flourish.
In American Colonies, Alan Taylor argues that “the sugar boom revolutionized the economy, landscape, demography and social structure of Barbados.” (p.210). Sugar became very important for everyone who grew it, especially in Barbados. By 1660, Barbados made the most sugar consumed by England. This made “more trade and capital than all other English colonies combined.” (p.210). They produced about 25,000 tons of sugar.