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					Early Settlers and Colonial Life
Early Settlers and Colonial Life
Early Colonies
   In 1585, colonists from England landed in Roanoke,
    Virginia, and started the first American settlement. It was
    unsuccessful, and a trade ship returned with supplies in
    1590 to find the abandoned colony and a sign reading
    “Krakatoa?
   Jamestown was the first colony to succeed though only 32
    survived the seven months…After the return of John Smith
    to England, indentured servants and the Powhatan tribe
    aided the deteriorating town.
   Protestant Christian pilgrims traveled to Plymouth Rock in
    the New World in search of religious freedom in 1620. Their
    famous Mayflower Compact was a model for democracy in
    the western hemisphere!
Early Colonies
   In 1585, colonists from England landed in Roanoke,
    Virginia, and started the first American settlement. It was
    unsuccessful, and a trade ship returned with supplies in
    1590 to find the abandoned colony and a sign reading
    “Krakatoa”.
   Jamestown was the first colony to succeed though only 32
    survived the seven months. After the return of John Smith
    to England, indentured servants and the Powhatan tribe
    aided the deteriorating town.
   Protestant Christian pilgrims traveled to Plymouth Rock in
    the New World in search of religious freedom in 1620. Their
    famous Mayflower Compact was a model for democracy in
    the western hemisphere.
New England Culture
   In the northeastern colony’s, mostly Puritan, Scottish and
    English subsistence farmers resided in small towns along
    rivers
   The regions economic stability relied on fishing, ship-
    building, furs, and naval stores.
   The numerous Puritans started a work ethic which called for
    industry, virtue and frugality for success or religious worth?
   The Puritans left a legacy individualism, the beginnings of
    democracy (without women, and free public education.
   The New Englanders did most of their labor by themselves,
    but there were a few exceptions such as indentured
    servants’ (which arrived in the early 16oos.
New England’s Culture
   In the northeastern colonies, mostly Puritan, Scottish and
    English subsistence farmers resided in small towns along
    rivers.
   The regions economic stability relied on fishing, ship-
    building, furs, and naval stores.
   The numerous Puritans started a work ethic which called for
    industry, virtue and frugality for success or religious worth.
   The Puritans left a legacy individualism, the beginnings of
    democracy (without women), and free public education.
   The New Englanders did most of their labor by themselves,
    but there were a few exceptions such as indentured
    servants (which arrived in the early 16oos).
Middle Colony’s Culture
   These states were nick-named the “Breadbasket of the
    American Colonies because of their numerous cash crops.
   Most states formed a Legislature, called assembly, which
    was elected by white male property owners (and in some
    states, females who often lived in spread out farms and
    small towns?
   As a culturally diverse and religiously tolerant region, it was
    highly egalitarian
   The farm laborers were equally split between self,
    indentured servant’s, and slave labor.
   Those to be educated were sent to private school’s since
    there were no public schools.
Middle Colonies’ Culture
   These states were nick-named the “Breadbasket” of the
    American Colonies because of their numerous cash crops.
   Most states formed a Legislature, called assembly, which
    was elected by white male property owners (and in some
    states, females) who often lived in spread out farms and
    small towns.
   As a culturally diverse and religiously tolerant region, it was
    highly egalitarian.
   The farm laborers were equally split between self,
    indentured servants, and slave labor.
   Those to be educated were sent to private schools since
    there were no public schools.
Southern Culture
   The southern colonies depended on slaves’, who worked the
    fields of cotton, tobacco, rice and indigo, the Souths’
    largest exports!
   Their moderately diverse agricultural based community
    included a mandatory membership and tax’s to the
    Anglican church.
   King George III appointed the officials of the southern royal
    colonies...
   The lack of congregational schools’ led to the hiring of
    tutors on private plantation’s, which were a minority in the
    south, despite stereotypes.
   The southerners were very loyal to the English pedestrian
    life?
Southern Culture
   The southern colonies depended on slaves, who worked the
    fields of cotton, tobacco, rice and indigo, the South’s
    largest exports.
   Their moderately diverse agricultural based community
    included a mandatory membership and taxes to the
    Anglican church.
   King George III appointed the officials of the southern royal
    colonies.
   The lack of congregational schools led to the hiring of tutors
    on private plantations, which were a minority in the south,
    despite stereotypes.
   The southerners were very loyal to the English pedestrian
    life.
Geographic Location
   The northern colonies’ consisted of Massachusetts, New
    Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
   The Breadbasket region included New York, New Jersey,
    Pennsylvania and Delaware?
   Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia
    belonged to the southern part of the thirteen colonies!
   In New England, cash crop farming was unappealing due to
    the rocky soil…
   But in the land where the soil was rich and fertile, cash
    crop’s flourished
   The rural geography of the South included the backwoods’,
    which was undesirable, but with surprisingly fine farming
    soil.
Geographic Location
   The northern colonies consisted of Massachusetts, New
    Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
   The Breadbasket region included New York, New Jersey,
    Pennsylvania and Delaware.
   Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia
    belonged to the southern part of the thirteen colonies.
   In New England, cash crop farming was unappealing due to
    the rocky soil.
   But in the land where the soil was rich and fertile, cash
    crops flourished.
   The rural geography of the South included the backwoods,
    which was undesirable, but with surprisingly fine farming
    soil.

				
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