Motivation 4 Exploration!. EQ: What were the motivating factors that caused explorers and colonists to come to the Americas?. First a little review. What led to Europeans beginning to travel around the world and explore ? Black Death - Fall of Feudalism – Rise of stronger Monarchies
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Motivation 4 Exploration!
EQ: What were the motivating factors that caused explorers and colonists to come to the Americas?
What led to Europeans beginning to travel around the world and explore?
Basically means that factors exist in the Old World literally pushing people out and at same time factors exist in the New World pulling people towards it.
GOD GOLD GLORY
THE THREE G’s
Said another way: Religion
Groups would also look to the New World as an opportunity to practice religion the way they wanted.
Horrible Histories Church Scene:
Spanish Conquistadors found extremely wealthy civilizations literally packed with gold that sparked a sort of gold rush
European powers found another source of wealth from the growth of sugar cane and the rise of sugar plantations
Some were just sparked on by the idea of fame, the fame of exploration as described by the original voyages of Marco Polo
Privateers raiding the Spanish Armada both in European waters as well as in the Americas
Influence men like Sir Walter Raleigh to establish the Roanoke expedition sponsored by Queen Elizabeth the “virgin queen”
Developed during decay of feudalism
Create and Maintain wealth by imbalance of trade with new territory
1584 Queen Elizabeth I: issues Sir Raleigh a charter to establish permanent colony in N. America
1663 Charter of Carolina – issued by King Charles II
What’s the difference?:
Royal Colony: DIRECTLY ruled by a monarch (King)
Charter Colony: right to self govern granted to colonists via a charter (contract) with the King (England)
Proprietary Colony: power to govern granted by the King to specific people