Chapter Two: Colonizing America
Section Two: English Colonies in America
A. English Interest in America
a. 1497 – John _____________ was the first person to explore the
Americas for England.
b. He was attempting to find a way to ___________ through North
c. After his expeditions, England would not return or attempt to
________________ America for many years.
B. Changes in England
a. 1. The Reformation
i. 1517 – Martin ____________ accused the Catholic Church of
ii. This led to a movement in which many people broke away from
the __________________ Church.
iii. They formed new __________________ churches.
b. 2. Calvinism
i. John ___________ - A Reformation leader who said the
congregation of a church should be allowed to choose their own
ii. This idea would later be a big influence in the American
CHUNK #2 3. The Church of England
Cause and Effect – Read pg 60 under The Reformation Changes
England. Read the first two paragraphs and fill out the following chart
i. King ______________ VIII of England asked the Pope for an
annulment of his marriage.
ii. When the Pope refused, Henry _____________ England away
from the Catholic Church.
iii. He formed the Church of ______________ or the Anglican
iv. The Church of England kept Catholic ____________ and
v. However, some felt the Church of England needed to
“_____________” itself of all Catholic rituals etc.
vi. These were the ______________.
vii. The Puritans would have a hard time finding ______________
in England and would eventually migrate to America.
d. 4. Economic Changes
i. As feudalism ___________, people needed new ways to make a
ii. Merchants needed new markets to sell their ______________.
iii. To these people the new ______________ would look very
iv. ___________-stock companies were formed.
v. These were companies formed by several _______________.
vi. They put their money into the company to _______________
an expedition, and would share in the profits.