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Opportunity, Hopes, And Dreams In America

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Throughout history many new civilizations have been established separate from the leading power at the time. This fact holds true during the colonial period of history as well. The main reason for immigration to America was that it offered new opportunities, hope, and dreams long lost in the immigrant's native country.The very first colony started in America in 1606 was a place that offered numerous benefits for the English. Besides the rumors of gold and diamonds and other riches, it offered a new start for people at the end of their ropes in ...view middle of the document...

The first example of a group of people who left their country because of religious persecution is the pilgrims. The pilgrims left England in September 1620 for America. The New World offered the pilgrims, also known as the separatists, an opportunity to worship freely and still teach their children English customs. The hopes and dreams that they could set up their own colony completely free of religious intolerance lured them to America.A similar colony was established because of religious persecution and intolerance was Pennsylvania. The Puritans left for America because they were not liked in England. They knew that in order to live a peaceful life they would have to establish a colony in America. Peace and tolerance was the Puritan's dream for the planned colony in America. Lead by William Penn, in 1681 they founded Pennsylvania in hopes of creating a peaceful and warless colony.The colonies mentioned were only a few that were founded on religious and economic circumstances in England. There were other less known colonies established because of new opportunities, hopes, and dreams. The colonies mentioned were started by hard work and patience. It took many years for them to become prosperous but the population eventually accomplished many of the dreams they had for the future of America!

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