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  1. 13 Colonies

  2. The New England Colonies Massachusetts (Maine) New Hampshire Massachusetts Connecticut Rhode Island Picture Credit:

  3. Reasons for coming to the USA. • Some people didn’t like the Church of England. • They wanted the Church to be more pure. These people were called Puritans. • They decided to start a colony in the North East part of the USA.

  4. Settling in Massachusetts • John Winthrop was the leader of the Puritans. • Massachusetts means at or near the great hill in Algonkian, Native American language. • The colony’s first settlement was Boston along the Charles River. Picture Credit:

  5. Colonial Life • Massachusetts and Connecticut had laws saying that if there were 50 families, a teacher needed to be hired and a school setup. • These schools were called grammar or writing schools. Picture Credit:

  6. Schools • Boys went to grammar schools while girls went to dame school. • There was no chalkboards, maps, or paper. • School teachers were strict and were allowed to hit their students or make them wear a dunce hat.

  7. Thomas Hooker • He left Massachusetts to live in Connecticut because he didn’t like the way the Puritans lived. • IN 1639,Connecticut had the FIRST WRITTEN LAWS IN NORTH AMERICA.

  8. Roger Williams • Roger Williams believed you should tolerate other people’s beliefs in God. • He left Massachusetts and started a colony, Providence. Picture Credit: history/0003.html

  9. Anne Hutchinson • Anne Hutchinson was a woman who believed you could go directly to God so you could pray to God without going through a priest. • She moved to Providence with Roger Williams and started the Rhode Island Colony. Picture Credit: features_hutchison.html

  10. Life in the Colonies • The Puritans had their own laws for Courtship.

  11. Middle Colonies NY • The Middle colonies included: • New York (NY) , New Jersey (NJ) , Delaware (DE), • and Pennsylvania (PA). PA NJ DE Picture Credit:

  12. Climate • Good farming land (grains) Livestock, rivers and hills. Harbors. Picture Credit: Lan_Farm_Trust.htm

  13. People Groups • People came from Germany, Scotland & Ireland. • -Quakers (plain living, peaceful, against slavery and dancing) • -Germans (Pennsylvania Dutch, skilled workers and loved music). • -Scotch-Irish farmed and hunted. Picture Credit: celtic.html

  14. Interesting Facts about Middle Colonies • -Called Breadbasket of Colonial America. The farmers raised a surplus so they could sell. • -Germans invented Pennsylvania rifle & Conestoga wagon. • -Philadelphia means brotherly love. Picture Credit: nmah/carriage.htm

  15. William Penn • -William Penn owned Pennsylvania and made it a place for religious freedom. Picture Credit:

  16. MD Southern Colonies VA • The Southern Colonies included: Maryland (MD),Virginia (VA),North Carolina (NC),South Carolina (SC), and Georgia (GA). NC SC GA

  17. Southern Colonies Climate • Rich land, plenty of rain & a long growing season. Coastal plains, swamps, forests, harbors. Picture Credit: cogent/gallery.htm

  18. People Groups • -Maryland was a safe place for Roman Catholics. • -South Carolina settled by French. • -Georgia founded by Oglethorpe for new start for debtors in England. Picture Credit: bhand/usergroups.html

  19. Interesting Facts about Southern Colonies • -Planters’ duties to see that crops were planted, records kept, took care of everyone. • -Slavery was necessary for Southern plantation. • The cash crop for Virginia was Tobacco. Picture Credit: website.htm