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2.5 - British Colonial America (Other Colonies)
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Dutch colony in America. It became New York.
Dutch town that became New York City.
Also called the Society of Friends, a religious group that believed in total equality and were pacifists. Their leader, William Penn, founded Pennsylvania as a haven in America.
Quaker leader who established Pennsylvania as a haven for his followers.
Quaker colony established by William Penn. Because of the Quaker belief in peace and equality, Native Americans were respected and their land was purchased rather than taken.
City in Pennsylvania. Its name means "City of Brotherly Love," reflecting Quaker beliefs in peace and equality. It would eventually host the Continental Congress and be the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
The first truly famous American. He was a printer, scientist and politician.
Poor Richard's Almanac
Annual book published by Benjamin Franklin. It included useful information about when to plant crops, as well as pithy advice from Franklin.
Cecelius Calvert. He founded Maryland as a haven for his fellow Catholics. The largest city in Maryland is named after him.
Colony north of Virginia along the Chesapeake Bay that was established by Lord Baltimore as a haven for English Catholics.
Maryland Act of Toleration
Law passed in Maryland granting religious freedom.
Founder of the Georgia colony as a home to debtors.
Colony established by James Oglethorpe as a home to debtors. He wanted the poor of England to have a chance to start a new life. The experiment failed due to strict laws banning alcohol and slavery. Eventually it became more like South Carolina.
A group of immigrants from the borderlands of England who settled mostly in the interior regions of American, especially in the Appalachian Mountains. They are well known for their individualism and resistance to government control.
Derogatory term for uneducated, poor people who live in the Appalachian Mountains.
American historian who argued that colonial differences continue to affect politics and regional identity.
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