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First successful settlement, Virginia. Named after King James. Had a disastrous start (hunger/disease). Powhatan indians killed all colonists livestock, ruined farms. Went from 600 to 60 people. About to leave, but more colonists coming from England pushed them back. Tobacco created, highly profitable.


Beliefs and practices of Puritans. Puritans want to "purify" or reform the Church of England.

New England

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

Middle Colonies

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware

Southern Colonies

Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia


a country's ultimate goal was self-sufficiency and that all countries were in competition to acquire the most gold and silver. concentrated on trade

Salutary neglect

idea that the colonies benefited by being left alone, without too much British interference

French and Indian Wars (Causes)


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