what were the different reasons for founding the colonies in va. & Massachusettes?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Jamestown was settled in order to find gold. (1607) Also those who settled there came as individual men NOT as families.

    In Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth Colony (both in Massachusetts) FAMILIES came here in hopes of gaining religious freedom. However they also hoped to gain greater wealth in America than they did in Holland or England.

  • 1 decade ago

    Economic increase

    Land expansion

    to found mercantilism

    and just a dash of arrogance

  • 1 decade ago

    lol i have us/va history too

    va was for riches

    ma was for freedom

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