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History of the English Colonies

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Review the history of the founding of the English colonies

Created Date 10.23.18
Last Updated 10.24.18
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  • First permanent English settlement in North America
  • This system encouraged people to move to Virginia by giving 50 acres of land per person to individuals and groups
  • This was a Protestant group that wanted to purify the Christian church
  • These are crops that are always needed
  • This was a person who signed a contract to work 4-7 years as repayment
  • This Native American tribe brought food to the colonists and taught them how to grow food
  • This is a person who left his/her country of birth to live somewhere else
  • This document was an early attempt at self-government in the English colonies
  • He was a famous Quacker who founded a colony under his control so that he could provide a safe home for Quakers
  • The middle colonies had a more diverse population because of large land grants and _____________________.
  • This was a political gathering at which people made decisions on local issues.
  • The British believed it was necessary to raise taxes on the American colonists to pay for the ____________________.
  • These were important to Southern colonies because they feared the slaves would revolt.
  • This man helped the Pilgrims by teaching them skills that they would need for survival.
  • A disadvantage that New England farmers faced was that their farms did not support many ________________.
  • This was a large religious group that started in New Jersey and was also known as the "Society of Friends"
  • This man was an important leader of the Great Awakening; he urged sinners to seek forgiveness
  • The __________________ of 1649 was the first law supporting religious tolerance that was passed in the English colonies.
  • This was the legal contract in which Pilgrims agreed to have fair laws.
  • He was a famous Dutch leader; Director General of New Amsterdam
  • Wheat, barley, and oats were crops grown in the ____________ colonies to sustain their economy.
  • This man founded the Committees of Correspondence and believed Parliament could not tax colonists without representation.
  • He was a leader in Jamestown. He built a fort and forced the settlers there to work harder.
  • Slaves helped the economy of the middle colonies by working in cities at _____________ and carpentry.
  • The Stamp Act of 1765 upset the colonists because it was the first time _____________ tried to tax colonists directly.
  • This unified various groups of Americans who shared evangelical beliefs.
  • This woman angered Puritan church leaders because her ideas posed a threat to their authority in the community.
  • These groups helped towns and colonies share information about resisting the new British laws.
  • The ____________________ reduced the powers of the English monarch while Parliament gained power.
  • This increased tensions, violence, and anger between the colonists and the British government.