Task 1_ Morin.docx - Task One A During the mid-sixteenth century English sea dogs such as John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake began raiding Spanish cargo

Task 1_ Morin.docx - Task One A During the mid-sixteenth...

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Task One A- During the mid-sixteenth century English sea dogs such as John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake began raiding Spanish cargo and discovering American goods and treasures. The English, whom were incredibly envious of Spain and their American possessions, sought war and ultimately defeated the Armada (a large Spanish invasion force) off the English coast. English leaders began planting colonies in the Western Hemisphere to gain better access to trade goods while at the same time preventing any enemies from dominating the Americas. In attempt to reproduce the success and power of the Spanish, Sir Walter Raleigh and his team set out to colonize North America with the approval from Queen Elizabeth. This attempt to establish dominance over other European colonies however, ultimately failed. (Norton, 2015) In 1606, after the failed first attempt to colonize North America, England once again attempted the mission, this time out of desperation. England’s population had doubled due largely to the importation of American crops. The people of England were competing for food, clothes, and other goods which led to inflation. Increased population led to an increase in poverty. Additionally, James I and Charles I began enforcing religious conformity, which led to many people fleeing with the hopes of religious freedom in America. Migrating at this point meant a new life for the struggling people of England. (Norton, 2015)
B- Economic Systems Social  Characteristics  Political Systems Massachusetts Bay Heavily reliant on trading networks.

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