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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