The "New World: was called that because Christopher Columbus thought he had "discovered" it. The "New World" was South and North America and Europeans came to the New World so they can have a better life, to have religious freedom, or to become wealthy.
Spain, Portugal, and England claimed the biggest portions of the "New World." In the
In the "New World" nations motivated themselves by the three Gs. The three Gs were "gold" (money), "God" (religious reasons), and "Glory" (bragging rights).
Europe, Africa, and North America created a triangle across the Atlantic Ocean and would trade each others goods. The Americans were harmed by this they got diseases from the trade and most Natives died. The Europeans were profited from the trade they took over North America.