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The religious motive is often emphasized as the predominant one in the migration of the early English colonizers to the New England but economic motives were undoubtedly the most effective in promoting colonization Economic considerations were greatly emphasized in the early settlements of the Southern Colonies As for religious considerations were mainly found in the colonization of the New England Colonies The Middle Colonies on the other hand were considered to be mainly established for religious motives but economic motives were equally as strong Economic considerations were undoubtedly the most important factors in promoting colonization Among these was the accumulation of a surplus capital and the profit motive which wealthy business men sought opportunities to invest their money in Joint-stock companies sold shares of stock ventures and enabled them to share the great expense and risk of founding colonies as business enterprises The economic theory of mercantilism stressed the need of a nation to accumulate precious metals Thus England wished to secure vital raw materials from their own colonies instead of paying other countries For example in the Southern Colonies South Carolina and Georgia had an economy based on the production of silk wine indigo and rice The need for markets for Englands surplus of manufacturers argued for the establishment of captive markets in the form of colonies Among individual colonists the simple desire to own land and enjoy a better living motivated emigration The Protestant Reformation gave rise to the dissenting sects who aggressively sought to worship according to their own ideas instead of conforming to the religious uniformity required by the Anglican Church Since religious conformity was identified with political conformity the kings sought to enforce obedience to the practices of the established church The nonconforming sects were persecuted in the attempts to enforce the religious law of the land The persecuted sought to escape to America where vacant land offered them an opportunity to settle and follow their own consciences in religious
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