Map of the 13 colonies. NEW ENGLAND. MIDDLE. SOUTHERN. Subsistence Farming. Industry. Puritans. THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIES. New England Colonies. Activity- Class discussion over New England Colonies Journal Notes Postcard. The New England Colonies.
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NEW ENGLAND COLONIES
Class discussion over New England Colonies
The four original New England Colonies were
and Rhode Island.
Due to the extreme faiths of the Puritans and Pilgrims, life in New England centered around the church. The Puritans and Pilgrims believed that the “ New England Way” was to work 6 days a week and go to church on Sunday. Everyone in the colonies, were to be educated so that they could read the bible.
Subsistence farming means you only grow enough for your family and a little to trade
Religion was such a big deal in the New England colonies that in one particular town, Salem, Massachusetts, people began accusing each other of being witches. To Puritans, the devil was very real. They believed any thing bad or scary was the work of the devil.
In 1692, a group of young girls first accused their slave of being a witch. Overtime, others in the town of Salem began being accused of being witches and working with evil spirits.
Things got so bad that over 100 Puritan community members were accused of being witches. The clergy men were in charge of holding the witch trials and determining if the accused community members were actually witches.
During the Salem Witch Trials, the male leaders arrested a 4 year old. Her name was Dorcas Good. She had been accused by older girls of witchcraft. Dorcas was sent to prison. She spent 7 long months chained to a wall in a dark dungeon. In prison she was not even allowed a doll because they were afraid she could use it for witchcraft.
The male clergy men ( church leaders) in Salem ended up sentencing 20 people who had been accused of being witches. Their executions were horrible. They included be hanged and crushed to death by tons of rocks. Ironically, it was the people in the community that seemed to have no power that were accused the most often. This included, women, the old, the sick and the poor.
Create a Postcard from one of the New England colonies. In your postcard discuss the following…
Your picture MUST be detailed enough for someone to know what region you are writing about by just looking at the picture!!!
Puritans, Puritans and More Puritans!!
As more and more Englishmen come over to America looking for a new life conflicts (fights) over land begin to grow. The English believed that there was all this open, unclaimed land that was just there for the taking.
How do you think this idea of free land impacted how the English interacted with the Native Americans?
King Philip was the son of the great chief Massasoeit. Massasoeit was the powerful leader of the Wampanoag tribe that was weakened by diseases brought over by the Europeans. Massasoeit was the one who decided to help the pilgrims survive by showing them how to hunt, fish and grow crops.
Describe what happens during King Philips War.