Us.1.New England PowerpointPresentation Transcript
Mattie, Merrill, Katherine, and Gigi
Geography -Bad soil for farming -relied on fish, timber, fur for profit -very cold climate bad for farming Major Ports: -Boston -Salem
Great Britain Americas
MASSACHUSETTES - 1620
RHODE ISLAND- 1636
NEW HAMPSHIRE- 1623
CONNETICUT – 1636
The Triangular Trade Small farms The Navigation Acts Economy Mercantilism!
Royal Colonies- under the control of the Crown in London Charter Colonies- Self-governing, but needed to get the Crown’s approval To forming an independent colonial union The Mayflower Compact Political Structure
Religion in New England -Puritans migrate from England to follow own religion --family oriented -not religiously tolerant Puritans arrive by May Flower on the shore of Massachusetts bay: Plymouth-1629 England New England
Society in New England
Most radical government out of the colonies
People could buy their own property (compacted settlement)
Role of women is to work
Meeting house holds all meetings
William Bradford’s Journal, “Of Plymouth Plantation
Born in Austerfield, England in 1590; became governor of Plymouth Colony in 1621.
Journal contains an account of the Pilgrims from when they settled in Holland in 1609, boarded the mayflower in 1620 and throughout their life at Plymouth until 1647.
Written between 1630-1647
The single most important source for information about the Pilgrims and colonial New England
The Pilgrims decide to emigrate to America despite the perils and dangers : "all great & honourable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and must be both enterprised and overcome with answerable courages. It was granted ye dangers were great, but not desperate; the difficulties were many, but not invincible. For though their were many of them likely, yet they were not cartaine;-- William Bradford
Born in London; attended Cambridge College and joined in 1629
Arrived in England in 1631
Became a separatist- wanted separation between church and state
Criticized Massachusetts charter and King James I; 1635 court banned Williams from MA
Finds Providence, Rhode Island
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