Colonial America Study Guide Why did Europeans establish colonies in North America?
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Why did Europeans establish colonies in North America?
Colonies in North America were established for religious and economic reasons.
Colonies and the reasons they were established:
Roanoke Island – The first permanent English settlement in North America (1607), Jamestown Settlement, was an economic venture.
Plymouth colony was settled by separatists from the Church of England who wanted to avoid religious persecution.
Massachusetts Bay Colony was settled by Puritans who wanted to avoid religious persecution.
Pennsylvania was settled by the Quakers, who wanted to have freedom to practice their faith without interference.
Georgia was settled by people who had been in debtor’s prisons in England. They hoped to experience a new life in the colony to experience economic freedom in the New World.
What are the 3 Colonial regions?
List the colonies in each region
New England Colonies – Connecticut,
, Rhode Island, Massachusetts
Middle Colonies – Delaware,
, New York, Pennsylvania
Southern Colonies – Virginia,
, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland
New England Colonies
Geography – hilly,
, jagged coastline
Industry – fishing and shipbuilding
Social Life – Village and church was the center of life
, coastal lowlands, rich farmlands
Industry – Livestock and grain, trading,
Social Life – Village and cities, market towns
Geography – rivers,
, humid climate
Economy – Large farms/plantations, grew tobacco, cotton
Social Life – few schools,
, mainly plantations and farms
Be able to explain 3 jobs during colonial times.
Be able to list two unusual laws during colonial times.
Be able to write a paragraph on schools during colonial times.
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