Compare the motives behind the colonization efforts of the Spanish, French, English, and Dutch; and explain how and why colonies established by these nations differed.
Settlements: Their empire was a tight-knit, closely supervised, source of wealth. Soldiers, merchants, and padres were main colonists. Natives were subjects of sovereign– thus fusion of cultures.
Motives: Fur trade, Northwest passage, and piracy
Settlement: small and based in fur trade. consisted primarily of traders and merchants. Company-run by the Dutch West-Indies Company. Obsessed with yearly profit, poor Native relations.
Motives: Profit, national glory, spreading faith, Northwest passage to the Orient, Piracy of Spanish treasure ships.
Settlements: Fishermen, fur traders, trappers, did business with natives and intermarried.
Colonists were primarily soldiers, traders, trappers, and priests.
Settlements: women and children as well as men, based on farming and trading, expansive, not always good relations with Natives.