Early European exploration
Caused a redistribution of the population since millions of both voluntary and involuntary colonists relocated to North America.
Early European exploration & colonization
Initiated trade between America and Britain, thus causing worldwide commercial expansion. It also sparked the idea of representative government and religious tolerance. Both ideas were adopted in other parts of the world, too, because of this.
New England colonies
Puritans who wanted religious freedom. Formed a "covenant community" based off the Mayflower Compact. Often intolerant of other religions. First use of town meetings.
Primarily settled by English, Dutch, and German-speaking immigrants seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity.
Settled by Cavaliers, English nobility who received large land grants from the Royals in England, who were looking for economic opportunity. Poor English immigrants also sought better lives as small-scale farmers or artisans. Some came as indentured servants.
Primary relationship between the English in the American colonies and Spanish in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Not as many French immigrants and no large-scale farming
Reason(s) for better relationship between French and Indians.