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Government, Religion, & Culture. Chapter 4 Section 2. Colonial Rhyme Time!. Task : Create a rhyme that summarizes our study of Colonial America Directions : The first person in the row will write a single line that addresses Colonial America.

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Government religion culture

Government, Religion, & Culture

Chapter 4 Section 2

Colonial rhyme time
Colonial Rhyme Time!

Task: Create a rhyme that summarizes our study of Colonial America


  • The first person in the row will write a single line that addresses Colonial America.

  • This person will then pass the paper to the student behind, who will then attempt to create a corresponding line that rhymes with the previous statement.

  • The paper must reach the last student, and then be repeated in the opposite direction.

1 english bill of rights
1. English Bill of Rights

  • Signed by William & Mary in 1689

  • Guarantees certain basic rights to all citizens

  • Inspires US Bill of Rights

2. The English had to export (sell) more goods abroad than it imported (bought) from foreign markets in order to make money.

3. Navigation Acts: merchants must use English ships

  • Sugar, tobacco can’t be sent outside English empire

  • RESULT: smuggling

Charter colonies
Charter Colonies

  • Charters given to groups of settlers

  • Colonists elect their own governors, legislatures

  • Connecticut, Rhode Island

Proprietary colonies
Proprietary Colonies

  • Individuals or groups that were granted land

  • Free to rule as they wish

  • Upper house appointed, lower house elected

  • Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania

Royal colonies
Royal colonies

  • Colonies ruled directly by Great Britain

  • Upper house and governor appointed by King

  • Lower House elected

  • GA, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, SC, VA


4. White, male property owners

5. Excluded: women, indentured servants, landless poor, African Americans


6. Great Awakening: revival of religious beliefs

  • Result: new churches, new religious groups, emphasis on education

    7. Women: care for children, cook, make clothing, tend to livestock, sometimes work the fields


8. Young Men: learn a trade as an apprentice (learning assistant) or work on a farm as an indentured servant

9. Schooling: reading, writing, proper conduct

10. Enlightenment: movement that focused on the ability of knowledge, reason , and science to improve a society

  • Sparked a greater interest in science