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What led to the founding of American colonies?
Last Updated: 4th June, 2020
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Regarding this, why did English colonists come to America?
Some English came to America to have a chance to practice the religion of their choice. Some religious people came to America to bring their Christian faith to the Native Americans. Businessmen came to America to buy products such as tobacco and furs from the colonists.
One may also ask, why was each colony founded? Colonies are typically settled by people from the home country. In order to expand the British Empire against the Spanish rival, Queen Elizabeth of England established colonies in North America. Each colony was founded under different circumstances. Many were established after escaping religious persecution in Europe.
Just so, what was the reason for the founding of the Connecticut colony?
Early Settlers In 1636, the English arrived when a large group of Puritans from Massachusetts led by Thomas Hooker founded the Colony of Connecticut at the city of Hartford. They came looking for freedom of religion.
Who owned America first?
For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to "discover" America—the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence came to light, our understanding of history has changed.