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SSUSH2: DESCRIBE THE EARLY ENGLISH COLONIALSOCIETY AND INVESTIGATE THE DEVELOPMENT OFITS GOVERNANCEEthnicity, Push-Pull Factors developingMigration, Education, and Religion
SSUSH2 Early English Colonial SocietyqEnglish colonial society was made up of diverse ethnic groups andindividuals who arrived in North America with different goals and underdifferent circumstances.§The colonies grew quickly once the initial challenges of settlement were overcome.§Economic opportunity and the social mobility that came along with financial gain attractedcolonists from many different locations to make the journey to America.§Traditions of local self-government also emerged in the different colonies during England’searly period of salutary neglect.§Although economic opportunity, religious freedom, and self-government came to becolonial traditions embraced by the colonists, not all people came to the English colonies bychoice.§Africans, brought against their will to America on the Middle Passage, were forced intopermanent slave labor arrangements and did not benefit from the emerging successesof colonial society.
The different English colonial regions (Southern,Mid-Atlantic, and New England) developeddifferent societal characteristics during the earlycolonial period.England faced significant unemployment as wellas political and religious turmoil prior to 1660.These factors prompted immigrants to leave Englandand travel to America for new opportunities.The Southern Colonies tended to attract youngEnglish men seeking financial gain.The New England Colonies, with their religiousfoundations, tended to attract more Englishfamilies for settlement.The Mid-Atlantic Colonies had greater ethnic andreligious diversity than the other regions duringthe early colonial period due to England’sacquisition of the previously settled territoryfrom other European countries.After 1660, with the Restoration of the Englishmonarchy, England’s economy improved.The more stable conditions led to fewer Englishmenimmigrating to America.However, other European countries began toexperience greater economic and political difficulties,which resulted in heightened Irish, Scottish, andGerman immigration to the English Americancolonies.

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Term
Spring
Professor
McCray
Tags
The Bible, The American, Thirteen Colonies, mid Atlantic colonies

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