History Of American Colonization

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Throughout history, America has been the land of opportunities. This concept of opportunity had a major expansion during the time of the beginning of European colonization through the American Revolution. The opportunities during this time frame include discovering new land, a new way of living, having religious freedom, and new job opportunities. In the beginning, America was only inhabited by Native Americans. Many, as much as ten to fifteen thousand nomads, have been believed to have crossed the land bridge from Siberia and possibly some Asians may have come over by sea some thirty-five thousand years ago. Over time, the Natives had the opportunity to expand and spread throughout the land, allowing them to develop cities and empires. …show more content…
During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, there were upheavals throughout Britain from religious changes. Many wanted to break away from the wandering poor and escape the persecution that come with rejecting the European church. Those who rejected the church, mainly Puritans, fled to North America and formed their own colony. With this new colony that the claimed as their own they were able to promote their beliefs, such as there was only predestination and life were run by the Bible. They also had the view as that their colony was settled with a purpose, a city on a hill. While other religions such as Quakers got money from the King, thanks to William Penn’s father, to head to America to practice their religion and welcome all in. They used the opportunity of moving to a new land to promote their belief that Quakers didn’t need a paid minister and that woman could speak out. William Penn also wanted to be friends with the local Native Americans and created a peace treaty (Brooks September 8th). Later on during the first Great Awakening, there was a movement of Evangelicalism began and religion had become to be more dominant. Except in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, every colony had an established church and it was irrational to question the church as they were controlled by the government (Brooks September 15). In addition to the religious changes, those in dealing …show more content…
The discovery of new land was just the beginning of the separation from Britain. The development of learning how to survive from essential crops from Native Americans helped further ensure the colonists future of a possible separation. The freedom of not having to follow what the government controlled about religion and having religious freedom contributed to a need to set apart and start anew. Also, the opportunities for the so-called lower class were greater as they could move out of their status and have a better life for themselves. The indicated opportunities allowed America to come together long before the settlers realized how far their colonization would bring

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