Colonists were provided with even more reason to practice their religion and continue their work in America for a better, more liberated life. England's success at colonizing, what would become the United States, was due in large part to its use of charter companies. Charter companies were groups of stockholders, usually merchants and wealthy land owners, who sought personal economic gain. While the private sector financed the companies, the King provided each project with a charter conferring economic rights as well as political authority. The colonies generally did not show quick profits.
(Textbook) religious balance of power for decades as Protestants fought Catholics seesawed.After Ireland joined the religious war, the English explorers set out to establish colonies in the New World. These colonies reaching religious freedom was their last hope. The similarities between the Spanish and English explorers was their relationship with the Native Americans. Spanish is brutal, and find treasure and the country and the people were obsessed by the idea of winning their habitat. Most of the men, the club 160000 Spaniards subjugated millions of Indians.The biggest problem was the Spaniards their thirst for gold and treasure.An Aztec "he mightily for gold; thirsted that can be quoted in saying they stuffed themselves with it, they are hungry for
Jamestown settlers were looking for gold and found Chesapeake colonies for economic purposes. Additionally, the vast amount of land available started the cultivation of tobacco and yielded a lot of profit. On the other hand, New England was founded for religious reasons not for economic gain. Many people escaped to New England to escape religious persecution. The two colonies also had economic differences.
Unlike New England, the Chesapeake region developed a society that was not primarily dependent on religion; most of these people came to America to seek economic prosperity. From the beginning, New England and the Chesapeake region were deviating, which was caused mostly by the fact that settlers developed a society around different goals– that is developing a religious, communal society in New England and seeking gold or cultivating crops for economic prosperity in Chesapeake; in addition, different climate and response to economic gap also contributed to the regions’ differences. New England maintained a strong, communal identity while the Chesapeake remained widely scattered. When New England settlers first arrived, they had strong ties to religion. John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, emphasized in his sermon that they were to be “a city upon a hill”, where everyone can see them and can be represented as a model Christian community (Doc A), which would also shame England into truly reforming the Church of England.
They wanted to gain numbers to support Catholicism and show that it is the true religion. Because of this, they forced the Native American to become Catholic like themselves. They set up convents and brought missionaries to help convert the Indians to Catholicism. The Spanish were mostly interested in taking gold from their settlements. Their settlements didn’t last as long as Britain’s colonies because they did not have anything else to do economically after they ran out of gold.
They state that they wanted more land in order to obtain more money since in Europe; it was hard to obtain land because of the strict social system. But according to Madden, “Crusaders were generally wealthy landowners who sacrificed their lives and material possessions in the name of God and their fellow Christians in the Holy Land” (Madden, Thomas F.). In other words, wealthy people went on the Crusades in the name of God. This indicates that even the people, who had land in Europe, did not strive for more land in Holy Land. Instead, they went in order to protect the other people who had the same religious views and to obtain Jerusalem.
Tobacco use increased due to Europeans enjoying smoking tobacco, and it's perceived medicinal benefits. The New England settlers emigrated hoping to obtain religious liberty. This liberty they were seeking was the right to establish churches and govern themselves through God's will. These Puritans rejected the beliefs of Catholicism and were unhappy with the Protestant Reformation. They left England to escape religious corruption that they feared England was heading towards.
The English believed that the Native Americans were not making the land yield enough fruit and this perceived shortcoming caused the natives to forfeit their right to the land. From this mindset the English decided that they would not make slaves of the Indians but give the Native Americans an “opportunity to work, to pay taxes to the commonweal, to become Christian, and to learn how to make the land more productive-so that they would ultimately be better off than they were before (p. 36).” Despite the “Christian- sentiments” of the colonists, cruelty in colonial America raged. After failing to cultivate the land properly, the English colonists were desperate for food. Although they could have traded with the natives for food, “President” John Smith decided that the colonists would go into the native villages and take the
“There is either obedience or the church will burn like Hell is burning!” (pg 30) Parris tried to defend himself with such passionate and heartfelt comments but Proctor would have none of it. To him Parris was not in his society. Also, his relationship with Abigail Williams was a strained one, plagued with affair, scandal, and betrayal. He did love her, but soon after seeing what she truly was he resented his connection to her and, like what his old true nature told him, he confessed, causing a resent to appear within the town that never gave him his old trust
When she was in captivity by the Indians, she could tell they weren’t Christians, which frightened her because she was used to always being around other English Christians. The relationship between the English and French is a different story. For many years in Europe they had fought each other, and that just carried over into the New World with them. The Seven Years War was just between the French and English, and the only reason the Iroquois got involved was because they wanted to save “their” Ohio, and believed the British had the best chance of taking over