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Jamestown being a southern colony was the first English settlement in the colony of Virginia and America The first settlers were known to settle in Jamestown in 1607 There were many reasons and motivations for the English colonists to settle A lot of these reasons and motivations for colonization were related to economic purposes in general On the other hand the New England colonies like Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay were generally colonized and established by English people who wanted to escape religion Plymouth was founded 13 years later in 1620 and with these two colonies of Jamestown and Plymouth the English settlement in America was born In 1606 English men chartered boats from the Virginia Company of London in the hopes of establishing a colony in Virginia These were all specifically English men who were mainly all entrepreneurs They wanted to colonize and settle in Virginia for several economic reasons as it was stated above Their main reasons were specifically to find new resources since the English population in England was growing They like as the population increased the resources would get scarce and scarcity is as some people say is why economics exists They wanted to find more and new land so that they could expand their empire to gain more power They were also in the search for gold since during those days the more gold a country had the more powerful they were The English entrepreneurs also wanted to expand English trade and gain a larger market for the English manufactured goods so that they could make financial profit In fact the English entrepreneurs who were sailing to Virginia thought of this opportunity as an investmentOn the other hand as it was stated above the main reasons for the English to colonize Plymouth and the other New England colonies were because of religious reasons and to earn religious freedom Even though that was their primary reason their secondary reason was still to
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