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The British Colonies to America Today In 1588 the British victory over Spain Armada gave them the craving to colonize lands in the New World Many failures led to the success of the British colonies An example of a failed colony was the first settlement Roanoke Island founded by Sir Walter Raleigh disappeared into the wilderness and left the British as disappointed failures at colonizing the new lands Finally on May 24 1607 Jamestown was discovered and became the first successful settlement After this historical discovery the years of 1607 to 1733 shaped America to what it is today Plantation crops of the early colonies were very important to the motherland of England Tobacco plantations were in North Carolina Virginia and Maryland And the rice plantations were in the swampy hot land of South Carolina These plantations brought a high income to the European economy The plantations of the southern colonies brought aristocratic atmospheres The aristocrats supported the large lands of plantations to be the agricultural environment Discovering the soil of the colonies saved them from the cold winters and from starvation Some of the Europeans came from Europe to the colonies in the New World for religious freedom Lord Baltimore founded Maryland to provide a home for his fellow worshipers of the Roman Catholic Religion Lord Baltimore came from Protestant England to escape the persecution of the Roman Catholics This led to the Act of Tolerance in 1649 This gave tolerance to both the Catholics and Protestants of the Maryland Colony This act of tolerance excluded the religions that did not believe in Jesus The meaning of the plantations and religious freedom has a great meaning to America today The crops that were grown in the big plantations are still grown today Rice and tobacco help the economy in the world trade in our society Now there are more crops grown but the soil would be unknown unless early settlers discovered the
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