Labor and the Growth of the Northern US Colonies
An in-depth look at the development of northern colonies in America, primarily by brave volunteers from European countries.
# 75013 | 1,380 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Nov 20, 2006 in History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , History (U.S. Colonization of North America) , History (General)
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This paper takes a look at the history of the settlement and development of the northern colonies of the USA, and the foreign merchants and adventurists that settled these colonies, venturing to the 'new country' in search of a better life. These foreign immigrants were mainly representatives of middle and lower classes of England and continental European states, who dreamed about economic opportunities and religious freedoms.
From the Paper:"Colonists in the New World received religious freedoms on the hand with autonomy from metropolitan government. Immigrants were basically representatives of middle and lower classes of England and continental European states (merchants and farmers), who dreamed about economic opportunities and religious freedoms. First Puritan colonies in Massachusetts appeared in the year of 1628 , as Massachusetts received certain privileges together with Virginia. Religious motives played the key role as well in the foundation of Maryland colony as Lord Baltimore, a very rich catholic wanted to found a religious shelter for his coreligionists and principality for himself. Between colonies of New England and Maryland there were territories which were later colonized by Dutchmen and Swedes. Swedes founded Delaware colony in 1638. Central article of Dutch colonization was town of New Amsterdam founded in 1626 (future city of New York). Local New Netherlands and New Sweden were later reorganized into 4 English colonies: New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania. "
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