Compare and contrast the motivating factors of religious freedom and economic gain in establishing successful colonies.
Establishing a successful colony requires many different factors, two of which are religious freedom and economic gain. These are very important factors in that they both provide platforms for success, and are able to attract people and business to a new colony. For a group of people to leave their home country, and establish a new life elsewhere, both of these factors are necessary. There are similarities and differences in how religious freedom and economic gain influence success, and lead to prosperity.
Summary of relig freedom:
For aspiring religious colonists nothing was more important than the freedom to believe and pray to the God of their choice. Persecution by one's government led to the formation of separate colonies in which the persecuted religion could thrive and be widely accepted. An example of this escape from prosecution is evident in the Pilgrims journey to what we now call America. Disputes over the Church of England’s teachings and rituals led a group calling …show more content…
The similarities of these two factors allow for more efficient success and prosperity of a new colony. To generate success, religious freedom and economic gain rely on each other for support and work in a tandem fashion. Both factors are attractive to people attempting to colonize, and both provide reasons to leave one country for another. When people have faith in a colony, and are willing to give up everything to follow that faith, successful colonies arise. This faith can be either in religious freedom or economic gains, both are viable and attractive ideas. Religious freedom and economic gain are also ideas that may not be feasible in one's home country, which can provide an even greater incentive to join a colony promising such freedom or