Formation of a New Society

Examining religious, social and political factors which helped form the new society of Early America, as brought by the immigrants to the New World.

This paper looks at the type of people which immigrated from Europe and England to America in the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the major attractions to immigrants was the ability to practice religion freely and this paper discusses how this revolutionary concept affected the type of tolerant society which was established. The paper also looks at social and political factors which influenced the development of the Early American society – the concept of colonization, agriculture and trading.
“With the discovery of America, several emigrants started moving to this newly discovered land. As a result of this, numerous colonies were formed in America. The Spanish settlers were the first to immigrate to America. They formed colonies in the West Indies, Mexico and South America. On the other hand, English emigrants arrived to New England, Virginia and other parts of America, which later formed the United States. Immigration to the “New World” took pace in the early 1600s and grew from a group of few hundred colonists to a flood of millions of newcomers. These new settlers started building a new civilization in the northern region. Immigration of English settlers started long after the settlement of Spaniards in South America and Mexico. Majority of the English colonists were those who escaped their homeland to avoid political coercion, to practice their religions with freedom and to explore new opportunities that were absent in their homeland. It was the time when England was facing an economic depression and job opportunities were rare even for skilled people.”