English Colonial Speculator
Thesis: English colonial speculators wanted to find new routes to get to Far East, promote England's advancement, and make money off new items earned.
There was a problem of trying to get passed the Middle East when wanting to ship well over to Asia. The problem was that the Middle Eastern and East Asians would put taxes of trading, which is called a tariff, when the ships went through the waters. They started to round Africa into the Indian Ocean. They even started to set up colonial-style settlements in some places to administer and protect their trade, because Asian goods were valuable and attractive. England was behind the Spanish and Portuguese in the new advancements of the world, and when Queen Elizabeth realized this, she wanted to get with the rest. The speculators, like Sir Walter Raleigh, wanted to reach out and explore the new land of the Americas, because there were rich resources and good trading that could be don there. Queen Elizabeth gave consent to explore this new world, not only because they were behind in the advancements, but that because there was new and great opportunities that could be found on this new land. The 13 colonies was a good and effective place to make money, because if they get lucky, they could buy a piece of the new land. When they buy a piece of the land, they can either sell it for a profit, right off the back or they could use the land and create crops, farms, etc., and then sell what they make off the land. Also they could make more money because of the new trading that was opened up after the discovery of the Americas, which eventually led up to the triangular trade.
This video is a good representation of explaining that the speculators/ english men wanted to go to the new lands, not only for the land but the money they can make on the land.
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