English And Spanish Goals

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The goals the Spanish and the English had while pursuing North America were land and wealth. Spain was in America first. They were able to get a foothold on the New World. The gold and silver they aquired from the Incas and the Aztecs added to their power. It helped finance the growth of the Spanish empire and it's army. The British colonies in America began not by the government but as profit seeking corporations. King James chartered a joint-stock enterprise as a religious mission to convert the Indians to Christianity but a lot of their intentions were motivated by the lure of profit. They were looking for a source of gold and other minerals, products like wine, citrus fruits and olive oil, and forest products. Although Spain first had
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