Reasons for the Establishment of NewEngland Colonies like Plymouth, MAThink about: Separatists, Pilgrims, Puritans.What did they want?
Reasons for the establishment ofSouthern colonies like Jamestown, VA Think about: Virginia Company, who went to Jamestown. What were they looking for?
Why people in New England practicedonly subsistence farming. Think about: New England geography and climate. Think about: What is subsistence farming.
Why people in the SouthernColonies had plantations. Think about what is grown on plantations. Think about Southern climate and geography.
Why Jamestown hadproblems early on Think about: What did people do when they got off the boat? Think about: John Smith. “He who will not work, neither shall he eat”
Why the founding ofJamestown was significant What was it the first of?
How the AppalachianMountains impacted coloniallife. Thinkabout: Where are these mountains? What would they have blocked settlers from doing?
How the Mayflower Compact contributed tothe development of representativegovernment Think about: What did it do for the Pilgrims?
Why the Middle Colonies wereso tolerant Thinkabout: who lived in the Middle colonies. What sorts of groups were there?
The definition of unalienablerights We may not be to this at the time you start studying. Unalienable rights are rights that can’t be taken away from you. Like John Locke’s natural rightsm
Why England started to explore theworld in the 15th and 16th centuries Think about: 3 Gs Think about: Who were England’s rivals?
Why the Southern coloniesdepended on slave labor Think about: What economic activity required slave labor Think about: Why didn’t they use Native Americans or pay people to do this work?
Where the Backcountry was Think about: Backcountry wasn’t a region. Where was it?
Documents that explain the people’srole in representative government Think about: Magna Carta and Mayflower compact. What did they say about the role of the people?
Consequences of an increasein colonial farming Think about: Whose land were the farmers taking?
Examples of rights guaranteed to citizens bythe Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights Think about: What were some of these rights?
Why colonists tended to settlenear rivers Thinkabout: What would settlers get from the rivers?
Why the Intolerable Acts upsetBoston’s people Thinkabout: Why were these acts created? What activities were restricted?
Why the deaths at the BostonMassacre were important Howdid the Sons of Liberty use these deaths?
How living in the colonies changed the wayAmericans thought about government Think about: What is salutary neglect? How was England like parents who left their kids in the care of their big brother? What did colonists get used to?
What common ideas linked the MayflowerCompact, Virginia House of Burgesses, andthe Fundamental Orders of CT How did these documents instruct colonists to rule themselves? How did they decide on laws?
Why the Proclamation of 1763upset the colonists Think about: What did colonists expect after the French and Indian War? How did this proclamation restrict the colonists?
How the roles of Samuel Adams, ThomasJefferson and Benjamin Franklin during theAmerican Revolution were similar. We may not be to this material by the time that you start studying. What side were all of these men on? Where did they live?
What John Locke said about wheregovernments get their power. Thinkabout: What did John Locke say colonists should be able to do to a government they don’t like? Why?
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