The Spanish and English were entirely different in the way of collecting resources from the land. When Spain was colonizing the Americas, the Spaniards began pursuing gold and silver. For at this time, to be considered wealthy, a country had to own gold and silver. The Spanish, in order to gain bullion and increase social status amongst other European nations, had the indigenous people mine in order for Spain to accumulate wealth. And with the Roman Catholic Church sponsored the expedition, The Spanish would convert the natives, so the Catholic church could receive gold. Once the mines started producing less gold and silver, the Spanish changed their way of gaining money to sugar cane farming, which was a huge success. The resources collected went directly to Spain. When the English started their conquest of the New World, the Chesapeake's looked for gold and silver like the Spanish, but after years of searching, the lack of gain led to the ending of the searches. The most important way was Tobacco farming in the southern colonies and fishing and fur trading in the north, after their conversion of “God to Cod”. Tobacco was an important cash crop that benefited the English and the colonies. Same goes for the fish and fur trades up in the north. These ways of economic gain allowed the colonies and England prosper. The Spanish and English colonies gained a profit in completely different ways. The Spanish colonies did not necessarily gain a profit because the Spaniards sent their resources back to Spain to prove of the success of the expedition. And the Spanish colonists did not owe any debt, other than the Catholic Church for help funding the expedition. With the use of natives as workers, the Spanish did not need to invest in workers. While, in the English colonists profit was a must. For the colonists needed to pay
The British, French, and Spanish all sought to capture the wealth and commerce in North America. The British imperialistic goals in the New World included utilizing the North American as a means to acquire raw materials, such as lumber, to be made into
In conclusion, the origins and development of Britain’s North American colonies was sustained by the need to stay in economic power. Bacon’s Rebellion, a high demand for cash crops, and an easy purchase of slaves through trade overall introduced and developed slavery to the Americas all while increasing economic status for England and their
*********** HS 201-005 Paper #1 Sept. 8, 2010 Spanish and English had similar motivations for exploration of the New World, such as gaining land, goods from the natives, and gold. However, their motivations also differ greatly. The Spanish conquistadors also gained slaves from the native people, as well as spreading the word of Christianity. The English settlers came to the New World to get away from the religious oppression in England and to practice religion freely, and to grow tobacco to send back to England. The Spanish gained much more land quickly because, upon landing in places like the Caribbean and Brazil, because of their conquering and enslaving of the natives. The English came to the New World much less prepared,
During the 15th through 17th centuries, advancements in technology and the desire for new resources spurred the exploration of the New World for both Spain and England. Spain's interest in exploration soon surpassed the rest of the countries in the Old World and the nation began to claim the majority of territory in Central and South America. Spain sent conquistadores to assert their dominance in the New World through violent conquest which resulted in difficult relations with native populations. Although the English did not settle in North America until the early 17th century, well past the period of the Spanish conquest, their methods of colonization were more successful in the long term. The English were able to find economic success
In the 17th century England and Spain were both in a race to settle the New World. After Christopher Columbus had reached this New World Spain almost immediately sent people over to explore and colonize. After the Treaty of Tordesillas secured their land, Spain’s empire quickly expanded across The Americas. England had a bit of a late start when it came to colonization. Even though their first few attempts such as Jamestown, and Roanoke were not very successful England kept at it. Eventually, England and Spain became the two most powerful nations in the Americas. Even though both nations had the same goal, their political, religious, and economic development were very different.
Slavery in Colonial America Slavery was created in pre-revolutionary America at the start of the seventeenth century. By the time of the Revolution, slavery had undergone drastic changes and was nothing at all what it was like when it was started. In fact the beginning of slavery did not
Throughout the New World many British colonies were established for various reasons. A few of those reasons being for religious freedom, farming, and gold. The way that certain colonies would succeed and develop depended on geographical factors. Eventually some colonies would flourish through farming, seaport trade, or industry.
There were many reasons the New World was the most wanted to explore. The Spanish, French, and English came about the New World the same way but for different reasons. The Spanish came in search for God, Gold, and Glory. The French, for money and religious conversions of Native Americans; and the English, to find religious freedom. Each of these empires expected to come and establish a powerful empire in the New World but came across difficulties along the way, their values dictating how they run their colonies.
August 13th, 2013 A.P. U.S. History DBQ The American Revolution By the 1750s, the American colonies had come a long way from their original struggles and failures. They had grown in both population and economic stability. Even so, relations between the colonies and Great Britain were strained. The colonists became more and more
Columbus, the first Spanish explorer to reach America, initially thought that the he had landed in the East Indies, which had been his ultimate goal. “His sea wanderings would have been written off as an expensive failure, once it was realized that he had not found the illusive water route to India, had it not been for the discovery of gold on Hispaniola in 1493”(Nash, 18). Once it became known that there were gold and other precious metals on this continent, people from Spain began to journey to America in hopes of gaining immense wealth. The Spanish claimed Panama, Mexico, parts of South America, and southern areas of what is now North America and these expeditions were typically led by military figures. The Spanish viewed America as land to be conquered and they viewed Native Americans
In the beginning of the 17th Century, when other European countries like Spain had already established well developed colonies in the Americas, Britain was just starting its exploration activities, having dealt with multiple problems in the country. The two main regions of English settlement were the New England Colonies, and the Chesapeake Bay colonies, both of which developed differently, owing to the different terrain, climate, resources, demographics and intents. While the earlier Chesapeake colonies were started with the intent of spreading Christianity, they soon turned into commercial enterprises, maximizing profits through cash crops like tobacco. On the other hand, the Northern colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, etc. were
4. England’s American empire was founded partially on greed, along with pursuit of various religious sects for different branches of Christianity, which led to different colonies becoming dominated by varied religious beliefs (i.e. Rhode Island
Spanish Exploration Spanish exploration and settlement of the western hemisphere lasted from 1492 until 1898, from Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the loss of its last colonies in the Spanish-American war. As with all major seafaring European nations, they were in pursuit of the fabled Northwest Passage, a direct route to Asia. This was how Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the Americas, on his quest for this route. The Spanish were after more though, specifically gold and spread of the Christian faith. With this page we will discuss multiple historical figures, places, and ideas that emphasized what the Spanish found most important at the time, God and gold.
British Empire Throughout the British Rule the government had the desire to expand and lusted to gain as many resources as they could. In the beginning of the Industrial Revolution the economy was booming and the stocks were thriving. The reasons that caused the British to go for a search of new colonies were that the British population was growing fast and they needed land to export their population and they also needed new markets to sell their excess of product and get raw materials. Though the British Empire had the intentions of creating a better way of life for foreign lands as well as themselves, they had also created a corrupt society for once peaceful countries.