Colonist Conditions

907 Words 4 Pages
The New World was known to be the Western hemisphere of the Earth. The New World consisted of the 13 British colonies. Colonists did not have much freedom, if any at all, before coming to the New World. The New World was said to provide the colonists with freedom and many opportunities (Voices of Freedom, Foner). There are at least five different conditions that brought colonists into the world that revolved around freedom. Freedom for the colonists included having religious freedom. Religious worship was one of the main pull factors of coming to the New World for the colonists. The colonists were finally able to practice the religion that they truly believed in. There were five main religious groups which included: Pilgrims, Puritans, Catholics, …show more content…
“The frightened authorities also opened western areas to small farmers” (Bacon, 48). Because of low taxes, colonists were able to buy land for their families to live on and for farm usage. “One can settle wherever one wants without asking anyone when he buys or leases something…” (Hänner, 54). Being able to accommodate land was huge for farmers. Being able to buy land and have a farm, provided the colonists with food and money if they sold their vegetation to the colonists. Farming was a major resource, so being able to buy land without having to pay the taxes was extremely helpful to the …show more content…
Being able to farm and grow produce and grains was very beneficial for the people. Having food for the colonists meant they could feed their families. The women were to take care of the house and children, so that also included having meals prepped for the whole family. “They are ready to help their husbands in any servile work, such as planting when the season requires expedition” (Lawson, 61). The last pull factor that brought the colonists to the New World was employment opportunities. “Two of the main employment opportunities was being a farmer or craftsman” (Hänner, 54). Obviously farming was a huge opportunity for the colonists, because they were able to buy farm land without paying taxes on the land. Being a craftsman was also very handy work that included many options of work, that provided the colonists a way to make money. The colonists found the most efficient way to farm to provide the colonies. The colonists found that religion was wide. “They had many religions to believe in and the government could not enforce laws on their religion” (Penn, 46). The colonists also found that they could live a more efficient life with low to no taxes, because they had more opportunities. The availability of land led the colonists to find farming opportunities which meant work, food, and more money was

Related Documents