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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

Government religion culture

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