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The English Colonies
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This describes an indentured servant:
Jonathon paid his debt to a farmer by working for him without pay
This describes the separatists:
They shared religious beliefs
Compare the characteristics of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. What did these and all the other New England colonies have in common?
They were self-governing!
What describes the best environment of the New England colonies?
harsh winters and rocky, hilly land
What features made the Southern colonies unique?
What document served as a written constitution?
Connecticut's Fundamental Orders
How did Roger Williams's colony of Providence differ from the Puritan colony of Massachusetts?
people of different religious beliefs were welcomed
How did the government of New York differ from the other colonies?
It was ruled by a British-appointed governor
Why did Virginia replace indentured servants with African slaves?
it provided a permanent source of labor
James Oglethorpe intended that the Georgia colony be settled by
Which of these colonies offered the most freedom for the people who lived there?
Why did people in the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies adapt different ways of life?
The regions had different reasons for settling in North America
Which generalization best sums up the founding of the English colonies?
The English colonies were founded to provide a new start to poor people throughout Europe
Which of the following is an example of the policy of mercantilism?
England established the 13 colonies and tried to control trade there
The formal document issued by the king that outlined a colony's geographic boundaries and specified how it would be governed was called
Why did Roger William build a settlement in Providence?
He wanted a colony where people could be free to chose their religion
How did sea merchants make fortunes in Rhode Island?
through the slave trade
In Connecticut, the Fundamental Orders
was not legally authorized by the kind and was the first written plan of government for any of the colonies
Why did a group of Puritans form their own colony of New Haven, instead of joining Thomas Hooker's Connecticut colony?
They wanted to live by stricter laws than those of Connecticut
Why were people discouraged from settling in New York?
Wealthy landowners charged hugh rents to farmers who worked for the land
William Penn founded Pennsylvania, because he wanted a colony where
Quakers could live safely
Settlers who moved to Pennsylvania came in search of
freedom and equality
The colony of Maryland was founded by
members of the Calvert family.
What was the major problem for Virginia tobacco growers?
finding enough workers to grow their crop
Who were the Separatists who came to America by way of Holland?
Why were many poor people sent to live in Georgia?
Instead of going to debtors' prison, they could start a new life.
Why did the king approve the plan for the Georgia colony?
Georgia would stand between Spanish Florida and the rest of the British colonies to the north
What was the difference between indentured servants and slaves?
Indentured servants earned their freedom after a time. Slaves were rarely freed.
Which colonists usually had a voice in their own government?
all free, white, landowning men
Why did Virginia planters decide to use enslaved Africans to solve their labor problem?
Slaves did not leave the planters' service after a few years, as indentured servants did and most Africans were already used to the hard work or farming
When they signed the Mayflower Compact, the Pilgrims promised
to obey the laws passed for the general good of the colony
New England Colonies Climate?
Long, cold winters
New England Colonies Economy
small farms and fishing
Middle Colonies Climate
rich soil, valleys, wooded mountains
Middle Colonies Economy
raised crops and livestock
Southern Colonies Climate
rivers and vast wetlands, hot and wet
Southern Colonies Economy
plantations, cash crops, transatlantic slave trade
Why did the british Puritans sail to America?
To purify religious belief and because they wanted religious freedom
What did John Winthrop mean when he said, "We must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us."
Puritans must show the world how godly they were
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