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American colonies

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American colonies

  1. 1. AMERICAN COLONIES By Jessica Gavin
  2. 2. CHAPTER 6  One of the first places for immigrants to settle was Jamestown, Virginia.  The goal of Englishmen when they settled here was wealth. They hoped to find gold.  The settlers were sent by investors that were also seeking wealth  Many people aimed to find wealth in America because they were basically being pushed out of their homes.  It was being run over by lives stock and the countryside was becoming overcrowded so many of the single men left.
  3. 3. CHAPTER 13  This chapter is about the Dutch prince of Orange interfering with the unfair ruling of King James in England.  King James was ruling with his Catholic ways, putting the Protestants in jeopardy.  William, the Dutch prince, came to save the Protestants and try to form a Dutch alliance.  The attack was known as the “glorious revolution.”
  4. 4. CHAPTER 14  Around the 18th century, travel became much more popular.  It tripled in a period of one hundred years.  The ocean was no longer known an obstacle, but more of a bridge between the two countries.  This bridge became a carrier of information.
  5. 5. CHAPTER 14 CONT.  Colonists were much better informed.  Immigration of Catholics and Jews to British America was strongly discouraged while immigration of Protestants was encouraged.  Since only certain people emigrated, the result was a great deal of space between freedom and slavery, privilege and prejudice, wealth and poverty, and white and black.

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