Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, European nations competed for a place in the new world. Many nations, such as the dutch, the french and the spanish, all arrived earlier to establish stronger foundations. However, the English prevailed by opening their colonial settlements to anyone, planning to stay permanently and by establishing governments and laws.A major reason that the English succeeded in the colonization of the new world was that they intended to stay permanently. The french and dutch came to trade fish, sugar and expensive furs. They came in small groups who lived off nature. The Spanish were sent over by there king to collect riches and to expand his empire. But many of the English came to start new lives. Most of the English settlers were poor or second in line for an inheritance and hoped for the best. Staying in the new world permanently was a risk they were willing to take. Because many English settlers remained permanently, English colony societies grew more successfully than those of other European nations.One of the most significant reasons the English succeeded in colonization was the growth rate within their colonies. The English colonies were more open to other people and religions, and this inclusiveness led to growth. With more cultures present, the English had more trade and a wider network of connections. The connections between nations made for more places to trade goods, so this boosted the economies of English settlements significantly. When the economy in a settlement grew, people had employment and were happy and wanted to stay. When other countries saw the successes in the English colonies, some joined them because they saw opportunity. An example of this was during the polish workers strike in 1619.When the English came to the new world, they established governments and created sets of laws to begin a society. This was a foundation for the permanence of the English colonies. For example, one law that was written stated that in every town containing over fifty families, a public school must be created and a teacher was to be appointed and paid with tax money. The founders of the original colonies formed government structures within the colonies and taxed themselves. The English crown allowed them to do these things as long as they did not take up arms.The English successfully colonized the Americas because of their different approach towards colonization. The French, Spanish and Dutch presence was temporary and less involved in permanent settlements. The English, on the other hand, laid down roots. They farmed the land, created a society based on governments and sets of laws, and many English settlers stayed in the colonies permanently. For these reasons, the English were more successful than other nations at colonizing the Americas.