Separatist- more commonly called Pilgrims came from England on the Mayflower in 1620 to escape religious persecution starting their settlement in Holland and then moving on to America. They were the origin of America, a small group of English families seeking the dream of freedom and prosperity. When they arrived here they founded the Plymouth colony which is now Massachusetts.
Before the Commonwealth was settled by Europeans, the area was home to the Delaware (also known as Lenni Lenape), Susquehannock, Iroquois, Eriez, Shawnee, and other American Indian Nations.  Both the Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America.  The Dutch were the first to take possession.  By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware.  In 1638, Sweden established the New Sweden Colony, in the region of Fort Christina, on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware.
This statement shows that the governors that were in the Jamestown colony had a profound influence during the beginning of their colony. Another thing to note about the Jamestown colony was in Frethorne’s letter when he stated that, “we took two alive and made slaves of them… it was by policy”. This was mostly because of the conflicts between the Jamestown settlers and the Indians. There was also a need to help the planters because of the
Finally, the English that colonized the southern colonies found that area was good for growing cash crops like tobacco. Colonists from England like the Puritans wanted to escape persecution they were experiencing in England. The Puritans settled in New England and attempted to create a religious utopia where everyone would live by Puritan rules based on the
In the new world, one chronicler expressed at the first sight of America, that, The Air at twelve leagues’ distance smelt as sweet as a new-born garden” (let.rug.nl). Rainforest, oceans, and rivers, for example, has changed because of environmental factors because of mining for mineral resources. The European writers image of America and the idea to advertised and persuade newcomers to the new world as an ideal situation obviously worked out. They succeed in promoting colonization and settlement. It attracted and bought many European emigrants settlers, and they form colonies in today world the United States of America.
The Pequots initially benefitted from these circumstances, expanding their territory over thousands of square miles from Long Island Sound to the Thames, Mystic, and Pawcatuck Rivers (Urbanus 2015:34), as well as the southern area of the Connecticut River. The earliest surviving account of this tribe comes from Dutch explorer Adrian Block in 1614. They were valued by the Dutch for trade in beaver pelts, belts, and wampum in the 1610s-1620s. However, in the late 1630s, the English had begun to covet the tribe’s land and resources. They soon sought to break up the Dutch-Pequot trade complex (Silberman
To solve this disturbance Washington sent John Jay to England to work out a treaty. Through Jay’s Treaty England gave America the “most favored nation” status, which meant that American merchants got a break on taxes on imported goods; “.. they shall pay no other higher duties or charges on the importation or exportation of the cargoes of the said vessels…(Phillips 146)” By having reduced trading costs Americans were able gain benefit because
People and reasons for settlement Are you tired of living with extreme taxes and tight living space? If you answered yes then you should come to New Jersey. This gem of a colony was first stepped on by a European in 1524 by Giovanni de Verrazano. After Giovanni “discovered” New Jersey was claimed for the Dutch by Henry Hudson who was actually British. The first settlers in this amazing land were the Dutch, Finnish, and Swedish.
The colonists settled in the New Word because they hoped for a new beginning. The achievement of this travel justified that the colonies can be marketed for England 's manufactured goods. "England saw the colonies as a way to sell more goods and resources to other countries." (Marks). The rulers influenced them to cross over to the New World because it 's possible to expand their empires to America.