Socioeconomic Factors In America

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The history of American colonies began when the Virginia Company established the first colony in the mouth of the James river in the 1600s. Then many other colonies began to form along the Atlantic coast. There were three groups: The New England Colonies, The Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. Each of the group had their own way of living and had different social and economic life. They mostly practiced religion, farming, and trade. The main motivation was to generate profit for the mother country of England. The socioeconomic factors in North America from the early 1600s to the 1770s that lead to their ultimate rebellion against the mother country and their declaration of independence was enlightenment and great awakening, taxation…show more content…
Some of the colonies were founded based on religion and some were against it. British people were too over the top religious interests and gave it a very high priority. The New England colonies was founded by Puritans, and The Middle colonies had a diverse society and freedom of religion founded by the Quakers. The Southern Colonies was a mixture of religions. People in the colonies began to think of new ideas and science rather than religion. Europe was going through a new era of Enlightenment. John Locke, an English philosopher, introduced the idea of “Natural rights” in the colonies. During this time, philosophers all around the globe used science and logic to find the truth rather than religion. The Great Awakening was a series of emotional religious revivals that spread across the American colonies during the mid-1700s. It challenged the power of church by allowing people to “born again” against the church. Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield were prominent figures during The Great Awakening. Enlightenment and The Great Awakening were fundamental changes that challenged an important idea of religion and made people think more rationally and changed how people behave…show more content…
The colonists were unhappy about the unreasonable taxes, no representation in the parliament, and felt unfair to pay for the war that British fought against the French. The revolution quickly spread, and as we know now the American Colonies got their independence and are now The United States of
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