for what reasons were the thirteen colonies founded?

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  • L
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    That's were most of the European immigrants lived and they needed to develop rules and laws.

  • 1 month ago

    to do unspeakable things to native Americans 

  • 1 month ago

    Each represented a company, chartered by the crown, to exploit whatever they could find in the New World. 

  • They were culturally and geographically different

    People in North Caroline didn't want to be told what to do my someone in Boston

    When england invaded, it forced unification

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  • 1 month ago

    Each and everyone was founded for religious freedom, often not affiliated with the royal Anglican Church.   Only 4 of the 13 allowed freedom of denomination, other that what the original settlers allowed.   It is funny that Georgia prohibited Roman Catholics, but allowed the most conservative Jewish sect to settle in Savannah.

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  • 1 month ago

    they were formed as defense against human sacrificers. sun worshipers in south, head hunters in west, cannibals up north. Life was rough back then.

  • 1 month ago

    To increase trade and increase profit from trade

    To acquire more land

    Religious freedom

    The exception was Georgia which was founded as a home for debtors and it was a buffer zone between English colonies and Spanish Florida.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Many came for religious freedom this is a cut and paste 4 thumbs down are you saying they never came because they were Persecuted or because you dont like the Truth?

    Religion in the 13 Colonies has researched Religion in the Original 13 Colonies and concluded: “All 13 American colonies had some form of state-supported religion. This support varied from tax benefits to religious requirements for voting or serving in the legislature.” All colonies were predominantly Christian. Eight of the colonies had state-sponsored churches. Five did not. Official Church of Colony at FoundingAnglican / Church of England: Maryland, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, VirginiaPuritan / Congregational Church: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire Official Church: Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandEven those colonies without a state-supported church were “Christian” by charter. Some examples of the colonies mandating religious activity in their charters:The colonial governor of Virginia in 1617 declared it a crime not to go to church on Sundays and Holidays. Connecticut Colony Charter in 1662 called for all residents to have“the knowledge and obedience of the only true God and Saviour of mankind, and the Christian faith.”Charter of Rhode Island, 1663: Called for residents to pursue "the holy Christian faith and worship”.New York's Charter of Liberties and Privileges in 1683 dictated that anyone professing “faith in God by Jesus Christ” will not be punished for any difference of opinion. In other words all Christian denominations were free to practice in New York. Charter of Delaware, 1701: “All Persons who also profess to believe in Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World, shall be capable (notwithstanding their other Persuasions and Practices in Point of Conscience and Religion) to serve this Government in any Capacity, both legislatively and executively...”The majority of the 13 colonies did write religious restrictions into their states constitutions. Most restrictions applied to officeholders in the state governments, requiring a belief in Protestant Christianity. Maryland State Constitution, Article XXXIII, in 1776 stated: “That, as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him; all persons, professing the Christian religion, are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty...”Delaware State Constitution Oath of Office, 1776: “I _______, do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, One God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration.”North Carolina Constitution, 1776: “That no person, who shall deny the being of God or the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority of the Old or New Testaments …., shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department within this State.”Pennsylvania Constitution in 1776 required oath for elected representatives: “I do believe in one God, the Creator and Governor of the Universe, the rewarder of the good and punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.”New Jersey Constitution (1776): “That there shall be no establishment of any one religious sect in this Province, in preference to another; and that no Protestant inhabitant of this Colony shall be denied the enjoyment of any civil right, merely on account of his religious principles....”Georgia Constitution in 1777 allowed for citizens to have free exercise of their religion, but also required that Representatives be of the Protestant religion. South Carolina Constitution, 1778, requirements for a state-authorized church: “That there is one eternal God, and a future state of rewards and punishments. That God is publicly to be worshipped. That the Christian religion is the true religion. That the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are of divine inspiration and are the rule of faith and practice”.The Massachusetts Constitution in 1780 mandated that all elected officials take an oath of office that included their professing the Christian faith. New Hampshire Constitution in 1784 required all elected officials to be of the Protestant (Christian) religion. Connecticut Constitution (1818). Article I. Section 4.: “No preference shall be given by law to any Christian sect or mode of worship.”

  • blu
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Migration to colonial America was frequently to escape conditions in Europe ... things like religious persecution, tyranny, poverty etc.

    Each colony has a separate history relative to the territory.

  • 1 month ago

    So that they could play each other at Baseball.

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