Question by  chubbs76 (1)

What was England's purpose of settling the American colonies?

How was that purpose altered in the early years of settlement?


Answer by  xela (349)

Originally, England planned to create an empire in America to find gold or a Northwest Passage. Later on they began sending undesirables and prisoners to the colonies.


Answer by  monkeydrone (233)

Infact England itself had little desire to establish colonies in the new world because of the lack of trade routes to India and China. The americas where mainly left to the religious fanatics and idealouges.

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