The answer is False -- The English only thought seriously about colonizing North America when they thought about the material gains. They saw North America as a new market for English goods and a source
of raw materials and commodities such as furs. English promoters claimed that the new world colonization
would also provide a buffer against catholic Spain. America was also a good place to send English poor to
ensure that they were contributing to the nation’s overall wealth.
The answer is True -- Of course European governments expected to gain from their efforts otherwise they wouldn’t have wasted the time, manpower, or resources that such and undertaking implies. They stood
to gain raw materials, a new market, land for farming and other production, and most important to those
governments at that particular time lots of precious medals such as gold and silver. The colonial system
allowed a government that had exhausted its growth potential to start somewhere else and gain new
resources have a place for a expanded population, and keep a watch on what was going on in different parts
of the world without having to make two trips. For example, if something significant happened in america
and the English needed to be informed they could simply send a colonist back to England whereas if they
had no colony they might not know about a new development until someone came from England noticed
said development and sent word all the way back again. Also they were able to gain things that might not be
available in their region, such as corn, potatoes, furs and such.
The answer is False -- after the French and Indian war the British were more active in American affairs, due to the high cost of the war, and the new expenses of maintaining the colonies. The colonists biggest
reason for the split was that they felt it incredibly unjust that they should pay taxes, when they had no voice,
or representation to speak...