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United States History. In The Beginning…. Discuss the following questions with your group write your answers on the big paper. What countries do you think the first immigrants came from? Why do you think the first immigrants came to the New World? Give a social, political and economic reason.

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united states history

United States History

In The Beginning…

discuss the following questions with your group write your answers on the big paper
Discuss the following questions with your group write your answers on the big paper..
  • What countries do you think the first immigrants came from?
  • Why do you think the first immigrants came to the New World? Give a social, political and economic reason.
who came to the colonies
British

French

Spanish

Scots-Irish

Germans

Portuguese

Jews

Swedes

Dutch

Welsh

Irish

Scots

Belgians

Swiss

Who Came To The Colonies…
why did people come here
Why Did People Come Here?
  • Social Reason

Religious Freedom

    • Pilgrims-Mass.
    • Puritans-Mass.
    • Quakers-Penn.
why did people come here1
Economic Reasons

Greater Opportunities

More Land to farm

GOLD!!

Why Did People Come Here?
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Political Reasons
    • Objections to established rules
    • Intolerance
    • Persecution
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The “Old Country” allows their citizens to leave Europe and set up colonies in the “New World” because…….

MERCANTILISM

Definition: an economic policy designed to enhance the power and wealth of the mother countries by taking natural resources and wealth from the new lands.

give and take relationship
Give and Take Relationship
  • The colonists were allowed to come in exchange for
  • The Mother Country take the resources of the land.

How long can this last?

tensions will rise
TENSIONS WILL RISE!!!!
  • Stay tuned for further details in United States History!
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