Richard Hakluyt – Discourse of Western Planting, 1584

Richard Hakluyt – Discourse of Western Planting, 1584 Western discovery will allow the spread of English Protestantism The Spanish have been harassing our sailor & forcing them to renounce Protestantism in favor of Catholicism Exploration & colonization will give us access to all commodities of Europe, Africa & Asia to make us richer This will… Read more Richard Hakluyt – Discourse of Western Planting, 1584

Christoper Columbus – Letter to the King and Queen of Spain c. 1494

Christoper Columbus – Letter to the King and Queen of Spain c. 1494 Notes/Recommendations concerning the Island of Espaniola About 2000 settlers should want to go there because of farming & trading to nearby islands Should found 3 or 4 towns in convenient places around the island Nobody should be allowed to mine for gold… Read more Christoper Columbus – Letter to the King and Queen of Spain c. 1494

Adam Smith – “Of Colonies” from The Wealth of Nations, 1776

Adam Smith – “Of Colonies” from The Wealth of Nations, 1776 “Of the advantages which Europe has derived from the discovery of America” – from the Wealth of Nations, Book 4, Chapter 7, Part 3 General advantages Particular advantages   General advantages Increase of enjoyments (increase in variety of goods) Augmentation of industry (increase in… Read more Adam Smith – “Of Colonies” from The Wealth of Nations, 1776

Roger Williams – The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience (1644)

Roger Williams – The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience Wars of religion aren’t supported by Jesus Christ Scripture is often a pretext for persecution Ministries of New England churches are proving to be of the doctrine of persecution for cause of of conscience This doctrine is proved guilty by all the blood… Read more Roger Williams – The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience (1644)