economic difficulties in europe, the desire to aquire raw materials, religious tensions
why was europe interested in the americas? (3)
when cortes, pizarro and other spanish conquistadors entered central, south and the southeast section of north america, and the area which is now florida, they conquered the _______ and narive american tribes. guns, horses and disease all aided the spanish in defeating the natives.
French settlers in canada
were less oppressive than the spanish, jesuit priests converted thousands of native americans to christianity. french settlers were interested in fur trade
the felt the church of england was to close to catholicism
why did puritans and other religious dissidents come to america?
arrived in plymouth, MA in 1620. the first year of settlement was difficult for the pilgrims who had to rely on help from native americans
first english settlement in america, founded in 1607, tobacco was the main crop and slaves arrived in 1619
massachusetts bay colony
established in 1629 by puritans. this colony was established as a "city upon a hill," where the will of God could be manifested. A limited representative government was established. Religious dissent was not tolerated in this colony: dissenters were thrown out, and they founded new colonies in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Portsmouth. William Bradford was a governor
reached the height
by the seventeenth century, Spain had (reached the height/fell to the bottom/maintained) its power and then begun to change
colony designed as a refuge for english catholics, george calvert settled this colony in 1632 for exactly this purpose
their dislike for the church of england, overcrowding of english cities, economic opportunity
English people came to the New World because (3 reasons)