Why is he telling his story? What is it about his story particularly that makes it important? How would it resonate with people from the time period?
Key Concept 2.1 Key Concept 2.1: Europeans developed a variety of colonization and migration patterns, in influenced by different imperial goals, cultures, and the varied North American environments where they settled, and they competed with each other and American Indians for resources. In the 17th century, early British colonies developed along the Atlantic coast, with regional differences that reflected various environmental, economic, cultural, and demographic factors.
New England Dissenters began to develop in New England- people we persecuted with fines, floggings, banishment, even death for disagreeing with the strict Puritan society Ex. Ann Hutchinson- banished for her ideas on predestination, moved to Rhode Island while pregnant with her 14 th child Rhode Island - Started by Roger Williams in 1636 after he was banished for his radical ideas. Wanted a clean break from the church and challenged the MA Bay Charter for taking the land from Indians Established complete freedom of religion even for Jews and Catholics, no taxes for the church, etc. Made Rhode Island more liberal than any of the other English settlements
New England Connecticut - 1636- Settled by Thomas Hooker to be a Puritan colony. Made money by fishing and fur trading. New Hampshire- Started in 1623 to make money from trading and fishing and to escape religious persecution. Leaders were Benning & John Wentworth and John Wheelwright.
New England The New England colonies, initially settled by Puritans, developed around small towns with family farms and achieved a thriving mixed economy of agriculture and commerce. Mostly founded for religious freedom Made money with fishing, lumber, ship building, trading Little religious freedom- most were Puritans Small farms and towns characterized the landscape Covenant Communities & Town Meetings characterized the government Athenian Democracy
New England Colonial Society Most came to the new world as families (unlike VA/MD) More stable society, which allowed for bigger population growth Women were not given many rights in order to encourage tighter family ties between women and their husbands Small villages and towns, education was more of a priority than in the south- first college-Harvard was founded in 1636 Salem Witch Trials- 1692- demonstrated the change in society Girls accused property-owning women, families who had more money, or who weren’t true Puritans Ended with the Governor’s wife was accused Religion, family, town meetings, all strong in the New England society
New England Economy Agriculture was based on small farms- subsistence farming, run by families, not for export Fishing- sold to West Indies Lumber became a huge commodity for ship building Many merchants who helped with trading- Boston especially Clash with London’s mercantilist policies
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- Thirteen Colonies, Native Americans in the United States