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What are the two main reasons why English migrants came to America?

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In relation to English colonization in North America, this solution discusses the two main reasons why English migrants came to America.

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1. What are the two main reasons why English migrants came to America?

English migrants came to America for two main reasons:

(1) The first reason was tied to the English Reformation. King Henry VIII broke with the Catholic Church in the 1530s. Through a series of political and religious twists and turns, the new Church of England developed a Protestant theology, but it retained much of Catholic liturgy and ritual forms. Within the ...

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