58.What is one reason colonists came to America?
Answer: Freedom; Political liberty; Religious freedom; Economic opportunity; Practice their religion; Escape persecution
Explanation: When the New World (or North and South America before many Europeans were living there) was discovered (or learned about for the first time), going there was a big adventure (or an exciting experience in one's life, especially involving travel).
European countries were establishing (or creating) colonies, which are areas of land that are far away but that belong to that country.
Some of the colonists (or people who live in colonies) went there because they wanted an adventure, but most of them were fleeing (or running away from) something or seeking (or looking for) new opportunities.
Many of the countries in Europe were oppressive (or very controlling).
Some of the people living there could not do all the things they wanted to do.
In the countries ruled (or governed) by a king and queen, the people did not have any choice about who their leaders would be.