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Analyze and discuss what the English government hoped to gain from establishing colonies and compare that with what colonists may have hoped to gain from coming to the new colonies. Many Europeans left Europe to come to North American to establish colonies for several different reasons. Their main goal was to establish wealth, power, and to spread their religion. Colonies were founded and segregated based on religion, as religion played a major role in the establishment of the new colonies. The English government aimed to find markets to sell finished goods, raw materials, cheap labor, and find land to create factories. Some wanted political freedom, economic opportunities, and to escape dept. When the colonists were acquiring new colonies, they wanted to find new markets for trade and to find metals of great value, such as gold and silver. The colonists also wanted to get access to a new market to gather cheap

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