How did the European nations differ in their approach to settlement?

Please respond to the post “content” answers already provided below, demonstrate ample evidence, with minimum of 250 words, exhibit thorough research that CONTRIBUTES meaningful information USING the text Chapts 1 and 2 ONLY: Norton, Mary Beth et. al. A People and A Nation, Vol. I, to 1877. Advantage (9th) edition. Boston: Wadsworth (Cengage Learning), 2012. Print copy ISBN: 978-0-495-91525-6 (9th edition) (it has a black lady on the cover!).AND another scholarly source.(PREFER GALE HIStory ITS A GREAT ONE) 2 total
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1.How did the European nations differ in their approach to settlement?
English colonists came to the Americas in order to live. This was different than many of the other nations that came over from Europe. To most (namely the Dutch, French and Spanish), the colonists were here in order to make a quick buck and get back home with their newfound riches. However, Norton stats that, “they (English settlers) arrived in family groups and re-created the European agricutlrual economy and family life to an extent impossible in colonies where single men predominated” (Norton, et al, 2012 p. 29). This shows that while all the countries involved were looking to make a profit, the English came to the Americas to also find a new home. The other countries that came over usually came singularly just so that they could make their prospects better at home when they returned. The French, however made a stranglehold on beaver pelts in the Canadian wilderness through their forts of Quebec and Montreal. This made the French outposts more secure as they were in close proximity of each other, unlike the Spaniards who were spaced out in several colonies.
2.Did they share any substantive similarities?
All the European countries came over to seemingly make money for their homeland. At first, the Spanish came because they believed in the famed ‘golden city’ of the natives. However, in the long run it was the production of sugar and tobacco that was sent back to Europe because of it’s high demand and the fact that it wasn’t easily made there. New colonists found that with the importation of tea and coffee from the orient, the need for sugar only grew.
3.What benefits did the New World provide for each “mother country”?
The New World provided an easy way for Europe to import sugar cane. Before the colonies, sugar cane came from “Madeiras, the Canaries, Sao Tome, and Brazil” (Norton, et al, 2012 p. 35). The climate and the slaves which were brought over for labor caused the British and French colonies to have a leg-up on the competition for sugar cane. This leg-up also provided a way to make tobacco cheaper so the European colonies in Virginia were able to find a way to have escalating profits. Also, by having interaction with the people of the area, colonies such as New England were able to produce maize as a new food staple which they had never seen before.

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Thank you for your thoughtful post. I didn’t read the assignment the same way that you did — a point which I am now regretting! I understood “Discuss public opinion and the American electoral process” to mean that we should discuss public opinion in conjunction with the electoral process. Strong effort in exampling how to respond appropriately to the posted question. Regarding your content about the Zogby and Gallup polls, you defined the polls as often controlled by major news organizations in order to allow candidates the opportunity to monitor short-term campaign developments. I challenge that interpretation and assert that the Gallup Poll, in particular, is not controlled by news organizations. It functions as an independent organization. At the Gallup website, posted statements by company representatives indicate an established policy that it avoids undertaking polls paid for or sponsored by any special interest groups (Gallup). Also, I fail to note the connection between the Gallup public opinion polls and the tracking polls, which as defined by our text, serve a narrow purpose (Terrant 57). Beyond the Terrant text information, my additional research unearthed an interesting article on the Zogby poll posted to a commercial political website, (Zogby). My analysis of the article content is limited to facts which support our text as the website is “commercial” and lacks a specific author for the piece (thus, no authority can be established for some of the interesting revelations and assertions) (Zogby). Still,it is worth reading if only to register questions and issues surrounding Zogby polls.

Works Cited:
_____. “Zogby Polls Skew the Truth.” Democratic Underground. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2014. <>
Gallup Poll. Gallup Corporation, n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2014. <>
Terrant, Rita. American Politics: Core Issues. Boston: Westerly Press, 2011.

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