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North America was first discovered by European country in the late 1400s A little over 100 years later two men by the names of John Smith leader of the Jamestown settlement and William Bradford the Governor of the Plymouth decided to adventure cross the Atlantic Ocean in a ship in search of the New World The Puritans and Jamestown settlers left England in search of a new way of life The colonists left England for different reasons and ambitions In The General History of Virginia and Of Plymouth Plantation had the authors outline these groups different reasons to leave England These include reasons for settling compacts and relations with the Indians and hardships of the immigrantsFirst the colonizers of Jamestown had very different reasons for settling from the Pilgrims The people of Jamestown were entirely motivated to move to the New World purely for economic reasons The folks of Jamestown were entrepreneurs coming to America for business and economic gain not for freedom for themselves They came to America because of the tales of huge deposits of gold The pilgrims settled in what is now known as Massachusetts Bay They were responsible for giving New England its Puritan Heritage The Puritans had one reason for settling and that was for religious freedom The Puritans colonized in America because they wished to purify the Church of England The pilgrims wished to change because they felt it resembles the Roman Catholic Church too closely3 An instance of the strong belief in God was that the Colony wished to organize a Theocracy instead of the usual Democracy because of the strong beliefs in God Next the settlers from both colonies would run into the Native Americans which could help or hurt the colonies The Jamestown settlers unfamiliar to the land would explore the nearby area resulting in confrontation This example demonstrates the relationship the Jamestown settlers had with the Indians Once while Jon Smith and a group of
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