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1 THE ENGLISH COLONIES Settlements in the New World

2 The English Colonies A settlement is a location established by people that are new to an area.

3 LOCATION The English explorers, such as John Cabot, claimed the Atlantic (east) coast of North America.

4 LOCATION/PURPOSE English colonists settled for both religious freedom and economic opportunity.

5 GOVERNMENT The English had a tradition of legislative representation in Parliament so they allowed their colonists to establish colonial assemblies and govern themselves with minimal interference from England. Each community had its own leader, made its own rules, and practiced its own religion.

6 ECONOMICS These colonies had large towns and a system of roads to move goods from place to place.

7 ECONOMICS English colonists went to the New World for economic reasons such as to get farm land or as indentured servants, which are people who worked in exchange for a place to live and food to eat.

8 THE EARLIEST COLONIES The Englishmen who settled Jamestown [1607], Virginia, were motivated by economics.

9 THE EARLIEST COLONIES They originally wanted to find gold but soon began to plant cash crops such as tobacco to make a profit.

10 THE EARLIEST COLONIES The Pilgrims [1620] and the Puritans went to the northern part of the Atlantic coast which they called New England to establish a model religious community.

11 THE EARLIEST COLONIES English Quakers went to Pennsylvania so they could practice their religion freely and farm the land.

12 THE EARLIEST COLONIES Quakers who settled in Pennsylvania practiced religious tolerance, allowing others to practice whatever religion they chose.

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