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North America covers
a very large area, from the Arctic areas of Newfoundland to the tropical
lands of the Caribbean. Despite this, by the late 1700s British traders,
soldiers, sailors, administrators and settlers could be found all
over this huge area.
So what drove English, Scots, Irish and Welsh men and women to travel
across the Atlantic?
Look at the background and the sources in this case study and see
what you can discover about their motives.
the Worksheet to record what you find out.
The Background will give you an introduction
to the rise of the British empire in North America.