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Why did Europeans come to the New World?

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Answered 2018-01-26 01:51:25

Answers 1. As economic migrants.

2. To flee religious persecution (or discrimination).

3. As political refugees.

4. Some people who had disgraced themselves in Europe went to the New World to make a fresh start.

5. Until about 1820 many European countries were reluctant to meet the cost of keeping people in jail, so sometimes people were given the option of going to the New World instead of going to prison.

6. Some sources also mention avoiding conscription. (After 1815 some European countries had compulsory military service in peace-time).

8. Overpopulation.

Of course, various combinations of these reasons were possible.

Note. Early Spanish settlement was mainly a matter of empire building.

The Europeans wanted to find a new route to Asia to get spices and silks but they gt lost and ended up in America then the civil war started but america won and now we have our own freedom.

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