Its navy was too weak.
It saw little promise in the colonies.
It didn't want to compete with its ally Spain.
Internal problems were overwhelming its government.
It considered the America a savage wilderness.
The crumbling of Spain's internal economy.
The defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Repeated and successful looting of Spanish ships by English pirates and seamen.
A series of rebellions in its American colonies.
A new war with England.
Population growth in England.
English land shortages.
Peace between Britain and Spain.
Promised rewards for explorers from the crown.
Desire for religious freedom.
It guaranteed Jamestown colonists citizenship rights equal to those of Englishmen.
It outlined the goals and rules of the new colony.
It established colonial boundaries and outlined the region's power structure.
It sought a new and shorter trade route to the Orient.
It was a predecessor to the modern corporation.
Hazardous weather conditions.
Attacks by Indians.
The introduction of horses.
Families who settled the area.
Slaves brought from Africa.
Second and third sons of English lords.
The right to self-government.
Legal sanction for importing African slaves.
The ability to export products that would directly compete with British goods.
Freedom of Christian worship.
Protection from hostile Indians.
Peace treaties with local Native American nations.
The slave trade.
An influx of large numbers of new settlers.
The development of tobacco.
Limit the rights and behavior of Negro slaves.
Outline how many slaves could be imported to the colonies.
Regulate the salve trade.
Prevent masters from excessive discipline or abuse of slaves.
Legalize slavery in the colonies.
To protect northern English colonies from encroachment by Spain.
To provide a second chance for those imprisoned for debt.
To become a stronghold for the slave trade.
To produce silk and wine there.
To serve as an outpost for missionaries.
Building strong relationships with colonists.
Merging with other branches and tribes.
Relying on a strong patrilineal social structure.
Fostering tribal independence.
Developing a strong trade network with European settlers.
The development ad export of staple crops.
An aristocratic social hierarchy.
The birth of large urban port cities.