Escape religious persecution
Establish Catholic missions
Maintain Anglican Church practices
Start tobacco plantations
They provided England with natural resources of gold and silver
They provided soldiers for the British Army to fight in European Wars
They supplied England with food and raw materials and bought English goods.
They manufactured goods for England
Prevented the colonies from developing diverse economies
Sent many royal officers to run the colonies
Enforced strict laws such as the Navigation Act
Allowed the colonies economic freedom
A decrease in the use of indentured servants as a labor force
An increase in the number of slaves brought from Africa
The establishment of the Navigation Act
A lessening of the flow of immigrants to the colonies
On fishing ships
It enhanced the political and spiritual authority of ministers.
It reinforced the social order of the colonies.
It strengthened traditional Puritan teachings.
It helped make religion in the colonies more democratic