Who came to America for religious reasons?
The English came to America for god glory and gold.
Immigrants came to America mostly for economic reasons, religious rights, or to escape war, famine, or unrest in their homelands. Immigrants came to America, because there were more jobs in demand for unskilled workers. Immigrants came from many countries to escape famine, such as the Irish, religious and political persecution, and wars in their home countries. Many just wanted a chance for a better life and the "American Dream."
The Spanish came to America for gold to spread Christianity and escape religious persecution. Under the auspices of the Spanish crown, their explorers and conquistadors came to the New World to stake out territorial claims. This was the some of the same reasons the English, Dutch and French explorers came to the New World for.
What other groups in earlier American history came to north America for similar reasons as the Mormons?
The Mormons did not 'come to' America, they began here. They travelled across the country and eventually left it in search of religious freedom. Shortly after leaving, the territory where they had moved was taken over by America in the Mexican American War and they were once again living on American soil. Nearly 200 years prior to the formation of Mormonism in America, several religious groups came from Europe in search of religious freedom, including…
People of colonial America came from many places and for many different reasons. People would sail across the ocean on big ships. Some were brought because they wanted to be there, but others, like slaves came to America against their will. People came to America because it was a place of great opportunity. Some came to start a new life or to escape religious persecution, but others came for reasons as simple as work. Indentured…
Pilgrims came to America because in England, the king made a law that if you live in England you had to believe his beliefs. The pilgrims didn't like the law, so they left England in search of religious freedom and other things. People today still immigrate to America and there were other reasons they left England. Some pilgrims came to America for a better life. For example, if you don't have any money or have…
The pilgrims came to America or "the New World" for many reasons. Some of them, the Puritans for example, came to America to escape religious persecution. Others came to start new and better lives; "the American Dream." The Irish migrated to America to escape the English government. Furthermore, others travelled here to work and send money home to their families and would later return to their home countries.
Like many of today's immigrants, there were colonists who came to America because they were facing persecution (or experiencing prejudice) because of their religious or cultural beliefs. Also, like many of today's immigrants, there were colonists who came to America seeking a better life for themselves and their family, and economic opportunities that were not available to them in the old country.