Did British colonists in North America always have an expansionist mentality?

Sindane

Ad Honorem
Aug 2013
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It's usually claimed that the vast majority were Scots-Irish. Anglo-Saxons yes, but I don't think I would label them English.

There was no such thing as "Scots-Irish' or 'Anglo-Saxons' at the dates relevant to the topic and they're not a nationality

People from the British Isles/Ireland would be known to themselves and others as either English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh or British. Still are