Colonies - Economic/Religious Reasons

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Roanoke Island (Lost Colony)

was established as an economic venture

Jamestown Settlement

the first permanent English settlement in North America (1607), was an economic venture

Virginia Company

group of people who settled Jamestown

Plymouth Colony

settled by separatists from the Church of England who wanted to avoid religious persecution

separatists

group of people who settled the Plymouth Colony and wanted to separate from the Church of England.

Massachusetts Bay Colony

settled by the Puritans to avoid religious persecution

Puritans

group of people who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony and wanted to purify the Church of England

Pennsylvania

settled by the Quakers, who wanted freedom to practice their faith without interference.

Quakers

group of people who settled the Pennsylvania Colony and wanted freedom to practice their faith.

Georgia

settled by people who had been in debtors' prisons in England. They hoped to experience economic freedom and a new life in the New World

Debtors

a group of people who owed money and settled Georgia to experience and new life and economic freedom

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