1. The main contours of English Colonization in the 17th century were Protestant motives to strike Catholicism, along with solving England’s social crisis. With the rumors of the Spanish Empire’s atrocities reaching England, one motive to colonize the America’s was to strike the Catholics, and save the natives from captivity (Foner 51). This shows an interesting aspect of the English Colonization: the English allowed their people to go colonize just to strike the opposing religious country. Along with this, England sending emigrants over solved their social crisis. Because of England’s growing population and economy, the amount of peasants in cities grew. This is because of landlords using land for sheep, which kicked out peasants from their land (Foner 51-52). England hoped that some people of the lower classes would then go to America: to be out of the big cities where important people were, while still helping England in it’s economy.
There were many factors in the development of the British colonies in North America like religion, culture, and geography. Geography, however, played the biggest role in the development of the colonies. Geography greatly influenced, for the better and in some areas for the worse, the living and farming conditions. Different geographies in the northern, southern, and middle colonies decided how they survived and developed.
Middle Colonies had very fertile land. Because of this many different crops and food could be grown. Many of the people lived on farms so they could produce their own food. Some things they would grow was wheat,
The New England colonists did not come to the New World in search for a quick fortune. They came for the sole purpose of creating a model society for other settlers who sought a new life. They believed in creating a prosperous society rather than a few wealthy individuals (DOC A).
When America was first founded the colonists believed that they could do one of two things. They could either ask for entire families and groups of people to come over from England to start family farms and businesses to help the colony prosper. The
In the beginning of 17 century a group of merchants established first permanent English colonies in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. Englishmen expected to find gold. Moreover, Virginia Company offered 50 acres of land everyone who journeying to Virginia. They wanted to attract many people to expand their possessions in colony. Determinant factor in the
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
One of the important early contributions of the 13 colonies was to grow produce to support the expanding economy in England. The produce that they grew were
Economic opportunity was extremely prevalent in the colonies. Factors that heavily influenced the situation were influx of people, triangular trade, and also the New England colonies. An influx of people is beneficial for any economy, and Colonial America was no different. Triangular trade was also how slaves fueled the cultivation of land. The New England colonies were in all sorts of trades, from growing corn to whaling and fishing. All of these factors played a huge role in building a successful economy.
The biggest motivation for colonists was economic opportunity. In order to become a landowner in Europe, you had to be born into a wealthy family. There were many problems that would make the poor even poorer and the
The colonists were growing with the help of the Native Americans in the new world
The English were depended on the American colonies since they were very valuable. Their forests supplied wood for sailing ships, and farms and plantations exported food to England.
Beginning in 1607, when ambitious English colonists settled in Jamestown, and continuing until the last of the thirteen colonies was established; geography was a substantial factor in the development of colonial America. The crops that essentially saved the colonists lives, such as tobacco, rice, and indigo, wouldn’t have grown without a certain type and amount of soil to grow properly. Also, the Appalachian Mountains and the dense forests provided a barrier for the colonists, preventing them from going too far west right away, and causing the colonies to form in the arrangement they did. Finally, the population was the most dense in middle colonies, such as New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania partly because of the mild
The policy-makers of England wanted to establish colonies in America because of economic and political change, religion and to increase their power. The economic change was due to the Enclosure Acts. The Enclosure Acts was the end to the open field system of sheep mostly, which had been the way people farmed in England for centuries. The abundance of wool made the landowners, merchants and suppliers very wealthy, but the migrants could not survive for being uprooted. The new world colonies were a hopeful choice to the migrants, but England’s upper-class saw the new world colonies as an answer to their problem of what to do with the growing number of poor people and those that were dissatisfied with the English government.
Jamestown turned out this way due to the fact that most of the men did not actually know how to work, many of the colonists only wanted gold, and the main plant that was grown was tobacco. The colonists searched for gold in the time they should have used to hunt, fish, and plant real crops. The colonists used as much land as they could to grow tobacco because growing tobacco called