USVA History - colonization
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The Virginia Company of London established this colony in 1607
Most individuals settling in Virginia were seeking what?
What group settled in the New England area?
Puritans and Pilgrams
Religious freedom is the least likely reason why a British settler would have settled in what colony
What was the goal of the Mayflower Compact
They wanted to work together to create fair and equal laws, for the general good of the settlement and with the will of the majority.
What ship did the Puritans sail over on
Puritans came to the New World to escape what?
They wanted to escape religious persecution, they cam for religious freedom.
Once they arrived in the New World, what did indentured servants do?
they agreed to work on plantations or in a trade for a period of time to earn their freedom.
What North American colony was based on religious diversity and cultural toleration and respect.
Differences in economic development among the colonies were most directly attributable to what?
The people from each colony came from different countries; some were wealthy and some were very poor (servants and prisoners).
This colony was located in a region with river systems ideal for transporting the cash crops grown on plantations.
The economy of the New England colonies was supported by what job (s)
Fishing, farming, and ship building
The economy of the Middle colonies was supported by what job (s)?
•and brick makers
Why was the colony of Rhode Island established?
To allow people to escape religious persecution.
The economy of the Southern colonies was supported by what job(s)?
large land owners, Planters/farmers, women who were pretty much homemakers, indentured servants, slaves, and artisans/craftsman
What religious group was most popular in the colony of Pennsylvania?
What best describes the social characteristics of the Southern colonies?
They brought their families and they kept their families together on the plantations. But their main motivation was to make the good money that was available in the new American market.
In comparison with the New England colonies, the Middle colonies were more or less religiously diverse?
The middle colonies were more religiously diverse.
What colony relied on the use of town meetings, a form of direct democracy, in the operation of government?
New England colonies
The Southern economy required a steady supply of cheap labor because their economies were based primarily on what?
working on the plantations/farms