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European colonization


Examine the table and answer the question below.
ColonyEuropean inhabitants by the year 1660
New Netherland5,000
New France3,000
Chesapeake Bay25,000
New England33,000
From Alan Taylor, American Colonies (New York: Penguin Books, 2001).
Which of the following factors was one cause of the trend depicted in the table above?
Choose 1 answer: