Religious Factors In Colonization

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It is very hard to be able to say which factor had a greater impact because to an extent both factors had a huge impact as they coincided with one and other. And basically if you removed one or the other you wouldn’t end up with the same colonies and there is no way of knowing which colonies we would have gotten either. In my opinion I think that the economic factors outweighed the religious factors in colonization. I feel this way because a large number of immigrants migrated to the new colonies in search of a better life as the economy was stronger and possible living standards were better than their previous ones. Let’s not discredit those people who moved to the new colonies to be able to practice their own religion and have their own religious…show more content…
The economic factors overshadowed the religious factors in colonization as they had included things like the opportunity to attain gold, silver and raw materials. Raw materials which the British were previously forced to purchase from other European countries, but now with the discovery of America they had their own source of raw materials. Another thing this included was a discovery of a path/waterway which led directly to China and the Indies, which allowed for trade to take place. The British needed silk, cloth and linen along with spices that the Indians provided for them. In return the English provided artillery as the Indians did not have powerful artillery at this time, which made the trade very reasonable. The British needed to generate another market for exporting their cargo and merchandise to be able to maintain its powerful navy. In doing business with the new American colonies they could achieve this along with providing a new place for the unemployed to settle rather than escalating the economic burden along with crime and populace in its own cities. Although, one huge religious concern which played a role in colonization was that the British wanted the Indians to convert to Protestant…show more content…
This obviously goes back in saying that when applied in colonies it served the purpose of enriching the mother country of England. England’s key economic concerns with colonies was to get as much wealth from the colonies as they possibly could, which was the key factor for the colonization of British North America. In 1651 The British managed to pass the Navigation Act of 1651. This act stated that all trade between France and English colonies along with Europe and English colonies must be conducted on an English ship. The purpose of this was to improve England’s colony as well as to develop the merchant
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