assignment(1) - HIS-113-GS American History I Assignment 1 Discuss the European motives for expansion and colonization in the New World Then describe

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HIS-113-GS American History I Assignment 1 Discuss the European motives for expansion and colonization in the New World. Then describe the different colonial transplantations that occurred in Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts Bay. What were the major sources of friction between the Indians and the English in Virginia and Massachusetts Bay? Early European motives for expansion and colonization of the New World sprouted from explorations into the West in search of a better, safer trade route to the Orient. Monarchs saw value in the exotic spices and other things, such as fabric and dyes, coming from Asia. But the Muslim occupation of the Eastern trade routes made it dangerous to travel to and from. In 1492, Christopher Columbus thought he could reach Asia by sea to the West, and, while trying, stumbled upon the Americas. At first, the land was seen simply as an obstacle hindering tradesmen from Asia. It wasn’t until later that the land was seen as potential for Gold hunting, and later still colonization. The English began to consider colonizing the New World in the 16 th century. At this time, England was constantly suffering fallout from European wars which resulted in poverty and religious discord among other things. Landowners attempted to regain wealth by converting their farm lands into sheep pastures due to the massive increase in demand for wool. As a result, not enough food was grown to sustain the

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