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What Were The Reasons Due To Which English Settlers Came To America?

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Mehreen Misbah answered
Particularly there were four reasons that were behind the migration of settlers from England to America. The first reason for their quest for religious freedom, something which was a rare, almost non-existent privilege back in England as all people had to belong to the Church of England. Secondly English decided to move to America for the same reason that had motivated the Spanish conquistadors and the French, which was the desire for gold, wealth and other riches.

Another reason that motivated many English people to come to America was the desire of having land ownership as according to the culture in England, only the eldest son was eligible for having land that too after the father's death so it was almost impossible to get a land in England. Lastly, the menace of war served as a negative reinforcement for the English settlers who wanted to get away from the calamities that those wars brought to their lives in England.
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THE SIX REASONS ARE:
1. Search for religious freedom
2. Escape political unrest and prosecution
3. Search for a better life
4. Seek wealth
5. Seek adventure
6. Forced to come(slaves)
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The people wanted to move to the New England colinies because they wanted religious freedom, a strong education and because John Winthrop said there would be mercey and justice to everyone. John Winthrop was the Governor
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There was an exodus from England in the 17th century across the Atlantic Ocean for an assortment of reasons. The most noted reason for people leaving England to settle in America was for escaping the religious persecution in England by the fundamentalists called Puritans.

There was a group of rich people who chose to leave England to settle in America to make more profit using their money as capital in a growing economy. There was also a group of poor people who chose to settle in America to escape their poverty in England and find work in America.

The Puritans of the 17th Century England believed in more independence for the Church with freedom for each Church congregation. However, the changes proposed by the puritans were not agreeable to the Church authorities. And a regime of oppression started against the puritans.

In the year 1619, a small congregation set sail for America on a ship named Mayflower. The pilgrims reached Massachusetts on December 21, 1620.
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Penny Kay answered
Religious Conflict, poverty, and the incentive to make a better living were early reasons for migration to the America's.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Originally they came here to see how the land was, and to see if it was usable for settling, because the country at that time was looking to expand their country. When here, the settlers decided to break away from Brittian, and form their own country because they were being oppressed, hence the Boston Tea Party. That isn't all word for word, but you get the idea.
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Da Neen Da Mean answered
To pursue life, liberty and happiness.
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Anonymous answered
We left England because of everything that the King (George III) was doing.  Imposing taxes was one aspect.
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Because they wanted to have their own religion & not what the Queen wanted. They also wanted to be free.
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Ok, ok, I have to say, I read this comments and most of them are INCOMPLETE. This is for answering questions that people have, so if you don't know the answer, don't confuse everyone. The Pilgrim Fathers emigrated from Britain at the 17th century for America, and settled in Virginia. The reason for why the left was they wanted the freedom of their own religion, Purism, because in England they were persecuted for not following the religion. In other words, they wanted privacy and freedom.

Note: This is only for why did the Pilgrim Fathers leave only, so don't say stuff like 'this is incomplete' and I don't have time anyway.
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The main fact is: ( People left England for 100% FREEDOM ! ) Freedom of Choice, how they pray and to who they pray to and what they do! It was all about one thing and one thing only, and that thing was (FREEDOM). In todays world, if they wanted to smoke dope, then NO ONE was going to put them in jail. Remember, (NO PERSON) owns the planet earth! God made the earth, and ONLY (GOD) can Judge ! And I mean (ONLY) God, not some old fart sitting on a oak bench, with a fancy robe !
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Because their king was breaking all the rules for example they made him sign a charter called the Magna Charter so that the citizens would be happier and have some rights but he disobeyed the Charter and did whatever he wanted to do which in turn made the people angry so instead of staying and keep on dealing with this they went to america to seek a better life which included a democracy and openness.
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Because of education, the New England colonies wanted a strong education to teach religion and government.
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Because we wanted a better life and we couldnt have that here like being able to worship god how we wanted to.

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