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History 2300: U.S. History, to 1877 Copyright 2020 © Dr. Barbara Hahn [email protected] Texas Tech University The English Coast THESIS: The English settled their colonies for both idealistic and economic reasons (a theme introduced in the lecture “Columbus Had His Reasons”). England’s settlement patterns along the coast of North America took the form of a spectrum that ranged from the Northern Reaches and New England to the Lower South and the West Indies. Viewing this coast as a spectrum demonstrates that colonies that were more successful at meeting the idealistic goals were less successful from a mercantilist economic point of view, and vice versa. These divergent colonial histories will help to establish the paths of regional economic and cultural development in the nineteenth century – leading toward the Civil War. I. Goals and Ambitions A. A Game with Many Players B. Religion, Ideals, and Economics: 1. Protestantism (with some exceptions): judged Spanish for being

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