Chapter 2: The English Arrive in America . Are there any core values that most Americans share? Do you think that the colonists helped shape these values?. The Impact of the early colonial period: Religious conflicts in Europe influenced the colonists’ ideas of religious tolerance.
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Do you think that the colonists helped shape these values?
Major changes in England caused the English to establish colonies on the Eastern Coast of North America.
Types of changes:
-For next 80 years, English made no effort to colonize.
-No wealth found
-Spanish had already claimed it.
-Major religious, economic and political changes would take place
THE PURITANS FOUND MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
Why did Pilgrims and Puritans migrate to America?
What is meant by a “City on a Hill?”
In what ways were the reasons for the founding of Massachusetts and Rhode Island different and similar?
This section describes factors that led to the founding of seven Middle and Southern Colonies.
By 1775, about 2.5 million people lived in England’s American colonies.
This section explains the different economies developed by the Southern, New England, and Middle Colonies
Life in small communities centered around town common
-meetinghouse, or church
-discussed issues at town meetings
-developed strong belief in the right to governthemselves
-valued religious devotion, hard work and obedience to rules.
-Watching neighbor’s behavior was considered a religious duty
This section describes the growth of the economy, population, and spirit of individualism that arose in the colonies.