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CH 5: The Struggle to Found Colonies

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Why did the Puritans send a small group of colonists ahead of John Winthrop and other colonists?
The Puritans wanted the first group to go ahead and get their colony started by building buildings and starting farms.
Name three types of industries that the Massachusetts Bay Colony relied on.
shipbuilding, fishing, fur trading
Which region of the 13 colonies had the longest growing season?
The Southern Colonies
What made the New England Colonies different from one another?
They each had different religious beliefs.
What happened to dissenters of Puritan rulers in Massachusetts?
They were forced to leave their colony.
How did many of the Middle and Southern Colonies get started?
King Charles II gave away large plots of land.
Name the New England (Northern) Colonies. (Hint: There were 4)
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire
Name the Middle Colonies. (Hint: There were 4)
Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and New Jersey
Name the Southern Colonies. (Hint: There were 5)
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Why did the English want colonies in North America?
They wanted to find gold and other resources
Where was the first English colony?
Roanoke Island
Which colony was the first permanent settlement?
Jamestown
Which best describes the type of government established in Jamestown?
self-government
Which of the following greatly angered the Spanish?:
a- The colony at Roanoke failed
b-Francis Drake raided Spanish ships
Francis Drake raided Spanish ships
How did Jamestown settlers avoid starvation?
They farmed the land and dug wells for water
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
What river did the Dutch take control of as a result of searching for the Northwest Passage?
Hudson River
Why did the Pilgrims go to Plymouth?
A storm blew their ship off course
What group helped the Pilgrims survive at Plymouth colony?
the Wampanoag
Why did the Puritans send a small group of colonists ahead of the others?
to get a colony started for the others