What Economic Factors Led To English Colonization?

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2. There were many factors that led to the English colonization, personally I believe the economic outweighed the religious. The main religious factor involved was Protestant Christianity, and the forcing of the beliefs on both the English and the Native Americans. The English Puritans were beginning to lose freedoms at home, thus they fled. Along with the religious factors were the long list of economic factors. The charter groups who had funded the trip across, were after personal economic growth. Many of the factors stem from generating intercontinental trade. We see this in both the incorrect belief that America will have a direct waterway to China and the Indies. Also we see it in using the colonies to promote trade with England, and also
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