Chapter 2

The English Colonies

Starting later than most other European countries, England began settling along the east coast of North America. The colonization of America shifted wealth and power away from the Mediterranean regions to the countries of Western Europe. Spain was greatly enriched by American

gold and silver. Protestant England became engaged in a series of wars against Catholic Spain. England's rulers desired to stake a claim for lands and riches in the New World, so that they could match Spain's wealth. England's colonies were established for political, economic, religious, and social reasons.

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Information Worksheets

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