English Colonization. 5 REASONS FOR ENGLISH EXPLORATION. 1. Economics: TO MAKE MONEY. A. Mercantilism: an economic system of trade – OR – Colonies existing for the benefit of the mother country. B. New merchant class of people wanted to get rich through overseas trade.
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5 REASONS FOR ENGLISH
B. New merchant class of people wanted to get rich through overseas trade.
C. Middle/lower class: wanted a better life because they could not afford to live in England.
D. Unemployed farmers: wanted to own land
A. Workers/Farmers: wanted to move up the social ladder.
B. English leaders: colonies were a safety valve – a place to send criminals or people causing religious problems.
A. English subjects: wanted political freedom
Kings ruled by divine right; this took away political freedoms from the citizens.
People spoke up to protest or reform (change)
the Catholic Church
3 MAJOR FIGURES
the Catholic church- posted 95 thesis that
criticized practices in the church.
CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT
- belief that God has chosen to send certain
people to heaven and the remainder to hell.
- Decision is said to take place before the universe was created and is purely random.
England attacked Spain for 3 years