How were the motives of the English settlers similar and different from the motives of the Spanish
How were the motives of the English settlers similar and different from the motives of the Spanish?
The Spanish colonized America to obtain goodies like silver and gold, while the English settlers had various reasons, including trading with items that had a considerable market share in Europe (National Geographic, 2020). Some English settlers like those in New Zealand found good timber suitable for building big ships.
Spanish and English settlers had similar intentions of spreading religion, finding gold, and accepting power and glory for their settlements. They wanted to be seen as religious, successful traders and great accomplishers.
National Geographic. (2020, May 19). Motives for colonization. Resource Library. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/motivations-colonization/