Colonial America

  • Roanoke

    Known as the Lost Colony of Roanoke, it would be famous for being the first English colony in America if not for the settlers disappearing for unknown reasons. Nobody knows for sure what happened to make the settlers disappear. My resources came from
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  • Jamestown

    Jamestown, a peninsula in Virginia, became the landing site for a group of men and boys looking to create a new settlement. Years the settlement was established, many people died of disease and starvation. Later, what is now Jamestown became a tobacco farm and began to thrive. My resources came from
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    An assembly of representatives in Virginia, the House of Burgesses' purpose was to gather the governor and other political figures in a group so they could meet and talk. It was moved to a different part of Virginia around 90 years after it was founded. My resources came from
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  • Mayflower/Plymouth/Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower/Plymouth/Mayflower Compact
    The Pilgrims were the first settlers in the state of Massachusetts. They created the Mayflower Compact as their set of laws for their new colony. The Mayflower was the ship they fled England with. My resources came from
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  • Great Migration

    Many people migrated to New England because they wanted freedom of religion or a better economy. In New England, the people were free to practice whatever religion they wanted. My resources came from
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded by Puritans hoping to purify the Church of Britain. It was located where Boston is today. Their first governor was John Winthrop. My resources came from
  • Maryland

    Maryland was a royal charter by George Calvert. It was named after King Charles I's wife. The first settlers arrived during 1633 on the two ships the Ark and the Dove. My resources came from
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA (about 48 miles long and 37 miles wide), was founded by Roger Williams was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. I got my resources from
  • Maryland Toleration Act

    This toleration made sure that Christians had freedom of religion and also banned blasphemy.
  • Bacon's rebellion

    This event in history is viewed differently by many parties and people. Some view Nathaniel Bacon as a rebel, thinking that he was the bad guy. Others view him as a hero, including Thomas Jefferson. These people think that he was being helpful to his community. My resources came from
  • Salem witch trials

    Many people were killed during this series of hearings debating whether people practiced witchcraft or not. around 200 were accused, but only 30 were found guilty and executed, publicly or not. My resources came from google
  • Salutary Neglect

    Salutary Neglect
    Salutary Neglect was an act of the British government involving trade balances and whether the colonies remained loyal to the British government. I got my resources from
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  • Carolina

    Carolina was created as a restoration colony because it was created under the rule of Charles II. One of its major towns was Charles Town (Charleston) and this was where the majority of the people lived. The number of slaves was smaller than other colonies. It was in 1712 that Carolina was split into two different regions. My resources came from
  • The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening was a period in which people didn't care about religion as much, so Christian leaders traveled all over the place encouraging the Christian religion and telling people to focus more on religion. My resources came from
  • French-Indian War

    The French-Indian War was a section in a much bigger war known as the Seven Years' War. It was resolved with the Treaty of Paris, after nearly nine years of fighting. My resources came from
  • Albany Plan

    Albany Plan
    The Albany Plan was a plan which proposed uniting all the states under a single government. This idea was not used. However, some time later, it was finally used during a meeting called the Albany Congress. My resources came from
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  • Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763 was an announcement made by the King of Britain stating rules for Native Americans. My resources came from
  • Pennsylvania

    William Penn and a bunch of other Quakers (not the oatmeal company) colonized Pennsylvania. My resources came from
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut, the "Constitution State", was one of the original 13 colonies. It was an agricultural colony, making money by selling produce. It is the third-smallest state. My resources came from
  • New York

    The Dutch claimed the area that is New York and created settlements there, naming it New Netherland. The English went on to claim this land from the Dutch and renamed it New York. It was one of the first 13 colonies. Millions of immigrants from other countries passed through Ellis Island in order to live in New York or somewhere nearby and became U.S. citizens. My resources came from