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majority of settlers
came to the colonies for economic opportunity and land or to avoid political and religious unrest at home.
The first English settlement was founded at _____________ in 1607.
Many colonies were founded by private ________________, owned by individuals who had received permits from the English monarch to colonize lands claimed by England.
is a document issued by a king or queen giving the charter holder (person or company) the right to establish a colony.
Pilgrims (also known as separatists)
came to the New World in 1620 to
worship their own way, after cutting ties to the Church of England or Anglican
was one of the first settlements, and the colonists mysteriously disappeared.
First permanent colonies
were Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The New England Colonies
were: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island and had rocky soil, timber and good fishing.
The Middle Colonies
were Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and had large farms with surpluses of corn, wheat, and other agricultural products used for export.
The Southern Colonies
were Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
is a plant that produces blue dye for coloring textiles.
The Virginia House of Burgesses
was the first representative legislature in the colonies.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
limited government power, expanded the idea of representative government, and gave the vote to all men to who property owners.
was a movement that believed in the ability of man to reason and use logic to solve problems.
routes were a series of colonial trade routes between Africa, New England, and the West Indies. (Slave trade was a major part.)
Proclamation of 1763
prohibited settling west of the Appalachian Mountains.
signed a contract to work for several years to pay for their passage to the New World.
were kept in bondage for life and were treated as property.
Qualifications for voting
included property ownership and sometimes religion, white males over 21 who owned property.
is an economic theory that believes a nation can become strong by building up its gold supply and expanding trade with other countries.
were a series of laws aimed at strengthening the English government's control over colonial trade.
was a movement that pushed to separate church and state.
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