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  1. Thought of the Day Yesterday we learned about the formation of the colonies. Which location would you choose? Discuss why you would choose the location and in what ways the geography would help you survive. (Place TOD’s in basket)

  2. Colonies and Issues

  3. How were specific colonies founded? • Jamestown • 1st permanent English settlement • Founded along the James River in Virginia by the Virginia Company • Created a representative democracy • Plymouth • -settled by a specific group of Puritans known as the Pilgrims • -Established colony in Massachusetts • -created a direct democracy where men would have meetings to make new laws and govern

  4. How were specific colonies founded? • Pennsylvania • Settled by William Penn and the Quakers • Believed in non-violence • Rhode Island • -Founded by Roger Williams • -safe home for religion dissenters (people who were against the Church of England) • How were the people in the colonies persecuted? • Native Americans • Varied • Colonists needed help with farming & building homes, but some people were hostile & fought the natives for resources

  5. How were people persecuted in the colonies? • Slaves • -Colonists first enslaved some Native Americans (unsuccessful) • -Imported African slaves along the triangular trade route • This route allowed crops, products, and slaves to be exchanged between N. America, Europe, & Africa • This last leg of the triangle is known as the Middle Pass age (from Africa to N.America) • Indentured Servant- eventually gained freedom

  6. Salem Witch Trials • -Occurred in Salem, Massachusetts when young girls began to accuse citizens of being witches • Why did this occur? • Strict religious beliefs • Fear of Native American attack which led to an overall fear of violence • Women wanted attention