1.What are the different ways in which early settlers in the English colonies developed new and unique forms of government?
New England Colonies developed communal towns.
Middle Colonies had religious freedom.
Southern Colonies were proprietary.
2.What role did religion play in the founding of the English colonies?
New England’s settlers wanted religious freedom. Middle colonists welcomed all faiths.
3.How did geography influence the way the English colonies developed?
Varying conditions for growing cash crops affected the economy in each colonial region.
4.Summarize why settlers came to Jamestown and Plymouth colony.
To make money to own the land - to escape religious persecution in England
5.Who was the following? (5 points each)
Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colon): Italian sea captain who sailed for the Spanish empire. He tried to find a passage way to Asia sailing west across the Atlantic Ocean. He did not settle or reach North America.
William Penn: In 1681 King Charles, allowed him to create a new colony south of New York. Penn regarded Pennsylvania as a “holy experiment” where settlers would have religious freedom and a voice in government. He particularly wanted to help his fellow Quakers escape persecution in England.
EXTRA CREDIT - Name the 5 European superpowers that shaped and colonized the American continent?
English, Spanish, French, Portugal, Dutch
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