As European nations started to make their way to the Americas to broaden and expand their wealth and influence over the ‘New World.’ The first Europeans to explore and settle, this ‘New World’ were the Spanish. However, by the late 1600’s the English had successfully established a dominant presence on the Atlantic coast. Both the Spanish and the English desired to obtain ‘New World’ land for very similar reasons. They both desired silver and gold to add to their country’s vast wealth, as well as what the grains and plants of this ‘New World’ had to offer. When the Spanish arrived at the Americas prior to the English, the Spanish mainly wanted to explore this foreign land.
The American identity started with a dream. That dream grew from a hope to find new trade routes to an economic stronghold to an entire country full of people who now claim dreams of their own. The American Dream began by people wanting to follow their own religion. Colonies settled into the New World for varied reasons. The colonists settled in the New Word because they hoped for a new beginning.
o They became successful in defended a Spanish Armada which led to the grant of the Virginia Company. The English hoped to find an empire that would improve and support their country. o At the end of 1606, three ships went from England to North America and created the first settlement called Jamestown. This conflicted with the Spanish and they planned to raid and
Have you ever wondered why European explorers came to the Americas or the New World? Well, they came to spread their religion, wealth, and find new trade routes. But, to get their they needed special tools such as astrolabes and compasses. While they brought back foods such as potatoes and squash. European explorers wanted to find new trade routes to Asia and to also spread their religion.
The way Americans conquered the new land were removing the Native Americans from their land. Religion played a big part in expansion of America. Americans believe that they had a future destined by God to expand both land and their religion. They also believed that they should control and populate the land as they see fit. Expansionist also believed that it was their responsiblity
The Europeans settled in the Americas to get lots of gain. Some of them included the fact that there was more land in the Americas that weren’t claimed (or so they thought) and they would get more land. Another included that because it was “unclaimed” they would be able to immigrate to the Americas and have religious freedom. Another was that as soon as Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, Spain claimed all of that land. They wanted to find lots of precious metals or minerals.
From the beginning both of these regions had very diverse and distinct identities. One major factor that separated the two regions were the settlers that came to the New World. This affected the colonies in almost every way possible, including economically, socially, and politically. The settling of Chesapeake began in 1606 when King James I commissioned a joint-stock enterprise called the Virginia Company. The Virginia Company was invented to be a religious mission, but shortly after stockholders saw it as a source of gold and other minerals.
Pilgrims landed in Jamestown in 1607 with aspirations to discover new land as well as to teach their religious beliefs. Jamestown was also viewed as major profit enterprise for food and material which could be sent back to the motherland, Britain. Upon their arrival, they discovered the land had already been occupied by Native Americans, which would allow for trade between the two settlements: Jamestown and Powhatan Confederacy. Tobacco also helped the growing of Jamestown not only in trade but in export which helped the prosperity of the new colony.
had a God given mission to spread its civilization by conquest to the entire western hemisphere no matter who it harmed. The reasons for Manifest Destiny: - Technology like the telegraph, steamships, and railroads liked far distant places like Oregon and California that had seemed to remote. - Belief that the democracy must continue to grow in order to survive and a desire to expand the benefits of Americans. - Southerners were anxious to acquire new lands for additional slave states. - A need to develop new markets made the acquisition of the pacific ports of priority.
Religion and Colonization In the New World was oportunity for all Europe, Spaniards, English, Portuguese, and even French. This new continent was able do give them gold, silver, wood, even a commercial trade route to China, or just an equality on their societies. But there was too many ways to atach the success way, those ways were in fact leaded by the religion. Spain, for example, leaded by a Roman Christianity, and a desire on reconquistar the lost nations for the Church, took the volence as the way to success. Taking with himself a large number of Native Americans Tribes, thus way they attain a huge control all over South, and Central America.