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Why did the English want colonies in North America?
They wanted to find gold and other resources.
Where was the first English Colony?
What river did the Dutch take control of as a result of the Northwest Passage?
Which BEST describes the type of government established in Jamestown?
What colonies did the French found as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?
Quebec and Montreal
Which of the following contributed most to the growth and success of Quebec?
trading beaver fur
How did the Jamestown settlers avoid starvation?
They farmed the land and dug wells for water
How did the Middle and Southern Colonies get started?
King Charles II gave away large plots of land
Why did the Pilgrims go to Plymouth?
A storm blew their ship off course
What group helped the Pilgrims survive the Plymouth Colony?
Which of the following greatly angered the Spanish?
Francis Drake raided Spanish ships
What made the New England colonies different from one another?
different religious beliefs
What happened to the dissenters of Puritan rules in Massachusetts?
They were forced to leave their colony
Which of the following is not one of the difficulties the Pilgrims faced at Plymouth?
Which region had the longest growing season?
Why did the Pilgrims choose to leave their homeland?
to practice their religious beliefs
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