2 Colonies Reasons they were settled MassachusettsReligious FreedomBetter LifeConnecticutBetter FarmlandDissatisfaction with Puritan LeadersRhode IslandRoger Williams forced out of Massachusetts due to his belief in the separation of church and state.
3 Help from the Native Americans Their 1st winter in America, almost half the Pilgrims died of malnutrition, disease and cold.Squanto & Samoset, Pawtuxet Indians showed the Pilgrims how to grow corn, beans & pumpkins and where to hunt and fish.Massasoit, a Wampanoag leader signed a treaty with the Pilgrims and the 2 groups lived in harmony.
4 New SettlementsGreat MigrationThe Puritans chance to create a new society in America based on the bible. 15,000 Puritans journeyed to Massachusetts to escape hard times in New England.Fundamental Orders of ConnecticutThe first written constitution in America, described the organization of representative government in detail.Rhode Island and Providence PlantationsPolicy of religious toleration. The first place in America where people of all faiths could worship freely.
5 Conflict with Native Americans Settlers moved onto Native American lands without permission or payment.New England went to war against the Native AmericansThe war destroyed the power of the Native Americans in New England, leaving the colonists free to expand their settlements.
6 Chapter 3 Section 2 Vocabulary Dissent- disagree with beliefs or practices.Persecute- to treat harshlyPuritans- Protestants who wanted to reform the Anglican ChurchSeparatist- Protestants who wanted to leave and set up their own churchesPilgrim- what separatists called themselves because their journey had a religious purposeToleration- the acceptance of differencesMayflower Compact- a 1620 document that provided law and order to the Plymouth Colony.