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The Colony of New York in the 18th Century
During the 18th century, the proliferation of different religious groups is one of the events. The supporters of the Awakening evangelical missions like Presbyterians Baptists, and Methodists dominated America (“Religion in Eighteenth-Century America”). Basically, one of the common characteristics of the colonists is that, colonial America was apparently Protestant. The politics of the 18th century is interesting such that there was a question of authority which is tradition of salutary neglect (“18th Century American Culture”). The political hierarchy is composed of the royal governor, governor’s council, colonial assembly wherein voting rights and growth in power is indicative of strength and power within the political arena (“18th Century American Culture”). For economics, the dominance of mercantilism was apparent during the 19th century. There was exclusive navigation pattern, passing of trade through the home country, and creation of self-sufficiency economy (“18th Century American Culture”). Besides, the issues in America before the series of war broke out include fishing rights, warring Indian allies, and fighting between settlers.
In addition, it is better to migrate to New York during the 17th century wherein colonization is a major issue within America. First, the colonization of New York gave so much advantage to the field of commerce and trade. The Dutch provided opportunity for the people in New York to improve its architecture industry, economic influence and enhance its commercial atmosphere (“Chapter Two: The Colonial Period”). Second, the development of the freedom of the press originally took place in New York during the colonial period (“Chapter Two: The Colonial Period”). With the interplay of improvement in commerce and freedom of speech, I would be able to improve my life during the 17th century when colonization is prevalent in America. My willpower to improve my life at the time would increase, if commercial practices are developed in the colony of New York. Besides, colonizers would eventually recognize their mistakes through the writings of people who can freely publish their works. Therefore, I would choose to migrate in New York during the colonial era.
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- LLB Graduate Kassandra Castillo (Author), 2008, The Colony of New York, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/125037