Flashcards in Colonial America Deck (126)
Why was New Netherland important?
New York - water, ports
What was the starving time?
It was the time when Jamestown had no leader, fought with the Native Americans, and were short on food.
What were Roger Williams's main reasons for establishing the colony of Rhode Island?
He was kicked out of Connecticut because he believed in not taking Native land and people should be persecuted for religion. It had religious tolerance and a safe place for disents.
What right was granted to the colonists in the Charter of Liberties?
The right to elect representatives to the legislature.
What was "blue gold"?
Why did the English settle in North America?
they were being persecuted
Why did the separatists and Puritans leave England and settle in North America?
They were persecuted
they had trouble finding jobs
they were worried that their children were losing religious values and English way of life
How did the Middle Colonies grow
The southern colonies grew
more slaves were needed for plantations
many people came as indentured servants
new crops were discovered such as indigo
Who was the leader or founder of Connecticut?
Who was the leader or founder of New Hampshire?
Who was the leader or founder of Massachusetts
John Winthrop & Bradford
Who was the leader or founder of Rhode Island?
Who was the leader or founder of Pennsylvania?
Who was the leader/founder of New Jersey?
John Berkeley and George Carteret
Who was the leader/founder of Delaware
Who was the leader/founder of New York?
Who was the leader/founder of South Carolina?
a group of 8 aristocrats
Who was the leader/founder of North Carolina
a group of 8 aristocrats
Who was the leader/founder of Georgia?
Who was the leader/founder of Virginia
Who was the leader/founder of Maryland?
Representatives of the colonies of Virginia, or the house of ________ made local laws for the colonies
The ____________ was a document created by the Pilgrims before they landed at Plymouth Rock
A landowner who acquired large estates from the Dutch West India Company was called a __________.
A person who worked without pay for a certain amount of time in order to pay for passage to America was called an _____________.
In 1606 groups of merchants sought documents, called _______ which granted the right to organize settlements in an area.
Only 35 of the 102 Mayflower passengers were ________ people who made the journey to America for religious purposes.
The quakers in Pennsylvania were examples of _______ people who refuse to use force or to fight in wars
In 1733 James Oglethorpe started a colony for ________ or people who were not able to repay the money they owed to others.