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The 13 Colonies- Pierce 2017

  • Roanoke

    Queen Elizabeth I gives the charter to Sir Walter Raleigh. Her motive was to gather more land to get more resources in order to sell for more money to gain power. She was also doing it for the future of her family and all of England. Words used in Charter:
    "Heires and successors"
  • Virginia

    King James gives the charter to Sir Thorn, Sir George Somers, Richard Hackluit, Edward-Maria Wingfield, Thomas Hanharm, Ralegh Gilbert, William Parker, and George Popham. His motive for coming to the new world was to create a new colony where his subjects could thrive which gives him more power which then leads to generations of his heirs and successors to come. Most commonly used words:
  • The Massachusetts Bay Charter

    The Massachusetts Bay Charter
    This charter was written by King Charles the first to everyone in Massachusetts. The date of the charter was written March 4th, 1629. The main motive is to get more land , so they can get more resources, to get more money, which equals more power. Words that show motive are "Heirs", "successors", "land", "Subject", and "England".
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    King Charles I gave the charter to Captain John Mason. King Charles's motive was to create plantations and establishing a colony. Words Used in Charter
    "...for ye makeing a Plantation & establishing of a Colony..."
  • Maryland

    King Charles gives the charter to the colonists on June 20, 1632. Their motive for the charter is to expand Christian religion and Country. A quote that shows this is,"Extending the Christian Religion, and also the Territories of our Empire."
  • Connecticut

    King Charles the Second wrote the Charter of Connecticut "to all to whom these Presents shall come" or to the people colonizing in Connecticut. The king granted this charter for Connecticut because he wanted them to colonize and the king also did it for the future of his country.
  • Connecticut

    The word "colony" was used 21 times which shows that the king wanted to do it to create a colony because it was mentioned many times. The word "country" was used 17 times, which means Connecticut was also made for England and it's people. Finally, "heirs" was used 26 times and "successors" was used 36 times which means the charter was made for the future of England and it's future leaders.
  • Charter Of Carolina

    Charter Of Carolina
    King Charles The Second wrote this document "to all whom these present shall come", or everyone. He wrote this on March 24, 1663. His motive was to spread their religion and empire, "Propagation of the Christian faith, and and the enlargement of our empire and dominions." Words from the charter:
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    King Charles II gives the royal charter to John Clarke, Benjamine Arnold, William Brenton, William Codington, Nicholas Easton, William Boulston, John Porter, John Smith, Samuell Gorton, John Weeks, Roger Williams, Thomas Olnie, Gregorie Dexter, John Cogeshall, Joseph Clarke, Randall Holden, John Greene, John Roome, Samuell Wildbore, William Ffield, James Barker, Richard Tew, Thomas Harris, and William Dyre. His motive was to start a government for Rhode island and give them freedom of religion
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Words used in Charter:
  • The English Bill of Rights part 2

    The Colonists approved and were pleased by the English Bill of Rights, but were angry when they were denied the rights. They felt they were not being treated equal and being denied the right to be English.
  • The Mutiny Act of 1689

    The Mutiny Act of 1689
    This act was passed by King William III. The act means that any forms of mutiny, desertion, or sedition will from that point on be illegal This crime was punishable by death. The King passed this act so he could control what the Colonists were saying and doing. The Colonists most likely did not approve of this act because the act took away their rights.
  • The Mutiny Act 2

    The Mutiny Act 2
    Mutiny is rebelling against a leader, or authority figure. Sedition is an attempt to rebel against an authority figure, and to persuade other people to do the same.
  • The English Bill of Rights

    The English Bill of Rights was passed in 1689 declaring the rights of a British people. The English Bill of Rights followed the Glorious Revolution when King James the second was replaced by King William the third and Mary, after abusing his power. This document decreased power of the King. It forbid cruel punishment and excessive fines. It also allowed freedom of speech and a King could not tax without a fair parliament.
  • The Wool Act (p. 1)

    The Wool Act (p. 1)
    Complete explanation of the act: The Wool Act was a British law designed to restrict the trading of wool products by prohibiting the export of wools from the colonies in which they were produced in and limiting the importing of wool from Great Britain, and taxing wool sales. Reason behind the tax: The reason that the Wool Act of 1699 was passed was so that the King and his country could be earning money from the work that the Colonists did.
  • The Wool Act (p. 2)

    The Wool Act (p. 2)
    The Colonists would disapprove of this tax because wool is something that used almost every day for their clothes, and they didn’t want to have to pay extra money for a necessity, especially not to the King nor England, who had nothing to do with their clothing or wool.
    Works Cited
    Alchin, Linda. “Wool Act.” Wool Act of 1699 ***, 0 Feb. 2017,
    Garrity, John A. “Wool Act 1699.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Oct. 2017,
  • Delaware

    King Charles II Gave this charter to William Penn. His main purpose was to prosper of his new territory. He also did it for his family. Words used in the Charter:
    "my Heirs and Assigns"
  • The Debt Recovery Act

    The Debt Recovery Act
    During the Debt Recovery Act, the British came and took the colonists's things and the colonists had to buy everything from the British. This happened because the king thought it was a good idea to make the colonists buy things from the British because there is no way they would be able to avoid it. The colonists did not believe that it was fair that someone (the king) that was all the way across the ocean could have his people just come and take their things.
  • The Hat Act Part 2

    The Hat Act Part 2
    The King's purpose was to restrict the american to export their hats to different colonies. He limited the employers who worked at these manufacturing businesses. Some effects of this act lead to the English and the milliners who dominated the market. The English had full control of the exporting and other manufacturing jobs. The colonists didn't approve and started to smuggling and bribing customers. This formed the Salutary Neglect, (1607-1763) the Americans stay obedient towards the English.
  • The Hat Act Part 1

    The Hat Act Part 1
    King George lll confiscated the production of the hats in the new world. The colonists were very unhappy due to this decision. In this process the king reduced the number of works that could be hired and the black slaves people could have. The only reason was because the american hat makers were in competition with the English hat makers, they rigged the competition and then he increased the sales.
  • Georgia

    King George II gave the charter to John, Edward Digby, George Carpenter, James Oglethorpe. George Heathcote, Thomas Tower, Robert Moore, Robert Hucks, Roger Holland, and William Sloper. His motive was to claim land for the future of his family and also to give his poorer subjects a chance at getting a job. Words Used in this Charter:
    "Grant "
  • The Iron Act of 1750

    The Iron Act of 1750
    The Iron Act of 1750 was made because England wanted all of the iron in the 13 colonies. England wanted the iron so the 13 colonies wouldn't be able to make finished products, especially weapons.
  • The Iron Act of 1750

    The Iron Act of 1750
    The act banned furnaces in the colonies, didn't allow any iron businesses in the colonies, didn't allow anything to be made with the iron in the colonies, and didn't allow the colonists to send, or trade, the iron with anyone else other than the England. So, basically, the colonists were forced to send the iron to England because there was no use for it in the 13 colonies.
  • The Iron Act of 1750

    The Iron Act of 1750
    The colonists were not happy at all by this act, so angry it was part of what lead to the revolutionary war. The colonists didn't agree with this act because they were asked to manufacture more iron, but they couldn't do anything with it. Iron was used in the colonists daily lives and it helped them in many ways, but this act made it harder to get these tools, which made a lot of there tasks more difficult.
  • The Currency Act

    The Currency Act
    The Currency Act of 1751 regulated the use and income of currency. Although the Act did reduce the national debt, it had the colonists “scraping by.” This act was put into effect in from 1607 to 1763. It also prevented the colonists to trade or make any money by trading to the natives or other countries. The Currency Act controlled how much money New England can make and have. This Act caused the colonists to want to rebel because it made them choose between their families or the King.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After the French and Indian war the King wanted all of his money back that William Pitt gave to the colonists. The King said the colonists couldn't have the land in the Orv until they paid him back all of his money. So the King wrote a document saying that the colonists could not go passed the Appalachian Mountains into the Orv, until they paid the King all of his money. The Appalachian Mountains was known as the Proclamation line.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The colonist came up with the Kings money and gave it to him. So the King gave the Orv to colonists.
  • The Sugar Act Of 1764

    The Sugar Act Of 1764
    The Sugar Act of 1764 was a law that was passed by England, designed to raise income from the American colonists. It set a tax on sugar and molasses coming into the colonies and impacted the making of rum in New England. It was passed by the British Parliament.
    What was taxed: Wines, coffee, cambric, rum, sugar cane.
    It lowered taxes on molasses, maintained trade effectively by closing legal trade to non-British suppliers, and was made to stop trade among New England and the Middle Colonies.
  • The stamp act

    The stamp act
    The colonists had to pay a tax on all printed pieces of paper that they used. This included ship’s papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards. The stamp act was to raise money for the French and Indian war debt. The money England raised from the stamp act was also used to pay for defending the American frontier near the Appalachians mountains.
  • The stamp act

    The stamp act
    The colonists wouldn't approve of this because they would have to pay for every piece of paper they used including newspapers and they even had to pay for blank pieces of paper. This made it so that the colonists wouldn't be able to do many things that they would normally do everyday.
  • The Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act
    The quartering act was passed because after the war, the British soldiers needed a place to live. England’s national debt rose from 72 million to 130 million pounds during the French and Indian war, so they could not afford to bring all 25,000 soldiers back to England. To solve this problem, the soldiers stayed in the colonists' houses and were fed but the colonists did not want this to happen and said no. One of the British generals reported the issue which led to the quartering act of 1765.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    The document was passed by the British Parliament to tax the colonists. The document was to allow Britain to add new laws and taxes to the American Colonies simultaneously. Its reason was to pay the King back for the money that William Pitt gave them for the war. The colonists did not approve because it gives the British Government rights to tax all of their everyday necessities. The colonists did, however, agree to taxes on imported items. The parliament thought the idea was cynical.
  • The Townshend Act

    It was created in an attempt to control the colonies through taxation. Also, they thought it would reduce the amount of money spent by the British government. The colonists thought that the government was abusing its power. Also, the act was a threat to the traditions of colonial self-government.
  • The Townshend Act

    The Townshend Act put import taxes on common goods that the colonists needed. The money made from the taxes was used to support the British troops and pay some of the royal officials that worked in the colonies. The Townshend Act was first thought of and passed by Charles Townshend, who was the Chancellor of Exchequer (this means he was in charge of the treasury).
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was on March 5, 1770. It was between a rioting mob of civilians and British soldiers. Civilians started throwing snowballs and sticks at the soldiers in rage, and as a result, the soldiers shot back, in all, killing five people and wounding 8.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was created to bail out the East India Company because they were in debt for not being able to sell their tea due to the illegal Dutch tea trade. It allowed the East India Company to sail their ships directly from India to the American Colonies to sell their tea. This allowed the East India Company to not pay the British tax in England. The colonists did not approve of this act because the Colonies were not represented in Parliament, so the colonists saw this act as unconstitutional.
  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    On a cold December night, angry British Colonists, dressed as Native Americans, went aboard a British ship. They broke open 342 chests of tea worth approximately $1,000,000 and threw it into Boston Harbor. This was in protest of the Tea Act.
  • The Coercive Intolerable Acts of 1774

    The Coercive Intolerable Acts of 1774
    The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws that were passed by the British Parliament. 4 of the laws were aimed at punishing the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party. The other was to tell the colonists that they couldn’t settle in Quebec until they paid King George III. The laws punished the colonists by closing the Boston port, allowing no government in Massachusetts, and forcing the colonists to house and feed the soldiers that were sent to punish them.
  • The Massachusetts Government Act

    The Massachusetts Government Act
    The Massachusetts government act took away the colonies constitution and allowed very limited amount of town meetings as well as stopped the colonists ability to vote. The act was passed on May 20th, 1774, by the parliament (A group that represented a group) of Great Britain. The reason was made to punish the inhabitants of Boston for the "bad" event that would occur, the Boston Tea Party. The colonists would not approve of this act because the King was not there and can't tell them what to do.