Many Europeans, including French, Dutch, and British, came to the New World for their own reach such as a settlement. They had to adapt to new environments, learn about Native Americans, and develop new institutions. They also came to the New World for seeking riches, resources, and trading opportunities. And these purposes brought them to settle in new lands. During the 17th Century, there were three colonial regions that were New England, Middle Colonies, and Southern Colonies. These New England and Southern Colonies developed very distinct forms of governance, economy, and social structures.
Colonist had their reasons for coming over to the New World. For many it was for economic growth, religious freedoms, or escaping the political and social systems of their native lands. They enjoyed their freedoms and liberties as new societies while being developed, but it was not an easy accomplishment. The colonist worked hard on developing their towns on their beliefs and values far from the reach of England. As time went on, there was growing tension between the thirteen American colonies and England, their motherland. England was involved in the Seven Year War with France and the Indians. During this conflict, England trained and used colonist as soldiers alongside with the soldiers they sent over for the fight – treating them as equals
During the 16th and 17th century, England began trying to colonize the New World. England sent out many colonists in an attempt to make more money and gain more land in the Americas. These colonies were separated into different sections: Plymouth Bay, and the Southern Colonies. Although each of these colonies were English colonies, they all developed differently.
Colonial life for early Americans was not what they originally anticipated. For a long time, they had to struggle to survive. When they came to America they were looking to be free from religious persecution. They wanted to be able to start a new life in this New World. They eventually created a thriving group of colonies, but their success did not come easy. Their ideals of settlement directly contrasted with the disease, death, slavery, rebellion, and inner-betrayal and rebellion that they struggled with.
After a struggling start of the southern colony. There was a beginning to a new colony further north. Which was known as the New England. The New England that was started in the 1630 which was composed of people that were name puritans. This people called puritans would prosper through their hard work, thrift, and the quality of their commitment to God and each other. The reason the England colony was loved so much was because of the religion, how they made their living and the way there laws were set which was what made the colony so distinct.
The colonists wanted religious freedom. One reason they originally left England was to escape the Catholic Church. Some called themselves Puritans. They wanted the church and the state to be more separate. In America they could have religion and worship as they pleased.
The English created New York and New Jersey from former Dutch territory. They captured the land from the Dutch and established colonies. These colonies attracted people from all over, including the Dutch, Swedes, Finns, and Scots because of their generous land grants and religious tolerance. Pennsylvania, another colony, was later founded by William Penn as a safe home for Quakers in 1681. Most people came as indentured servants, or people agreed to work for someone for a set amount of years in return for a trip to America. They did not care about the work; they just wanted to be free and earn money.
Early in the 17th century settlers from England came to North America to escape religious persecution and acquire wealth. The Chesapeake Bay settlers made their wealth through cultivating and selling tobacco. The New England setters were able to freely practice their religion and led a simple life. Both groups settled in and had a fulfilling life that turned into what is now the United States of
The Puritans were the first and surprisingly largest colonists of America during Colonial Times. A separatist group that had migrated from England to escape persecution and to find a place where they could be religiously satisfied and undisturbed. The Puritans built their society in North America that revolved around a strong connection towards God and family. Although the Puritans were not the only group of people to migrate to North America or only group present in colonial times, they were one of the most impactful, and many of their ideals, morals, and values influenced the economic, political, and social development of New England.
The English was in constant competition with the Spanish and the English in a way envied the Spanish. The English hoped to find gold just as New Spain did. This became apparent when they granted 6 million acres to the Virginia Company.
There are many reasons why England’s colonies were found but I believe the colonies were founded because of different religious beliefs, lack of resources, and just expanding rule not only in England but in another territory. The first settlers from England left their homeland because of their different views on religion, so rather than being tried for different crimes in England they came to North America. America was also full of resources that England didn’t have due to the climate. These resources made thee English government to expand the country’s rule in other territories, so the country’s journeyman settled in different colonies along the eastern seaboard. The colonies had trouble growing crops at first, but they eventually got the
How did the failure of Roanoke affect how much/ little individuals wanted come to the New World?
Before anything Puritans came to the New World looking for freedom from the British Crown. While in their empire they had to obey the New England church, in which they absolutely hated. So it was promised that in the Americas they would not only have religious freedom the the chance to own their own land and properties, and lots of it. At first Salutary Neglect came to the colonize where Britain tried to impose laws or “acts” to the colonized but they were never truly enforced. One act that the colonies never approved and greatly hated was the Tea Act of 1773. It was cheaper for Americans to import teas from other companies than the British East India Company.
They came here as pilgrims looking to escape the corruption of the English Anglican church. They wanted a fresh start with their families to pursue their faith the way they wanted to. The Puritan pilgrims of Plymouth were framers themselves, so they had no intention of using slaves. They were more self-sufficient and wanted to establish churches and schools at the center of their communities. The Puritans originally had good relations with Native Americans, but this friendship would soon fade as the pilgrim population grew too quickly and they felt the need to expand. This pushed the natives back further and further until they were now a small minority with little to no room for
According to Thomas Brooks, "Sin in a wicked man is like poison in a serpent; it is in its natural place." Many can argue that the Puritan democracy was very corrupt. Stephen Foster, the author of the essay, “Puritanism and Democracy: A Mixed Legacy” states, “New Englanders admitted that no man could read the law of nature alright, that all men were equally corrupt.” Because of this corruptness, Puritans struggled to create a democracy, never viewed others as equals, and even after trying to create a democratic government, they acted as hypocrites.