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  • The Colonies

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    What major problems did the young republic face after its victory over Great Britain? How did these problems motivate members of the elite to call for a federal constitution? In 1776 when the Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain with the Declaration of Independence they had one clear goal in mind: become a sovereign nation and avoid the tyranny of Great Britain. What they did not know, however, is that they had to face many more issues beyond simply cutting the ties with Great

  • Colonies

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    different economical and social reasons, these two colonial areas share very few similarities. Reasons for their migration and their final destinations greatly influenced the outcome of each society.      First, the Southern Colonies were formed by aristocratic Europeans who came to the New World in search of land. These wealthy people brought Europeans and African servants. In their new home, the aristocrats produced a society in which only the wealthy had power. They tried

  • colony

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    Virginia Colony For Eng. 101 Virginia Colony In 1584, Virginia was named after the Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as Virgin Queen as she didn’t marry. People in Virginia had to come up with a way to insure having food and even developed some equipment of hunting. The Virginia colony played an important role of agriculture and had its first contact with Europeans in the 16 century. After that, English settlers were the first permanent settlers to arrive in Virginia,

  • Comparison of Colonies

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    Comparison of Colonies There were various reasons why the American Colonies were established. The three most important themes of English colonization of America were religion, economics, and government. The most important reasons for colonization were to seek refuge, religious freedom, and economic opportunity. To a lesser degree, the colonists sought to establish a stable and progressive government. Many colonies were founded for religious purposes. While religion was involved with all of

  • Roanoke Colony

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    The Lost Colony Jamestown is thought by most of to be the first colony in the New World but this is not the complete truth. Jamestown is considered our first successful colony; however it was not the first attempt at a colony. There were a few attempts to colonize the New World before Jamestown and one in particular that was the most mysterious is the Roanoke colony, also known as the Lost Colony. The colony got this name because the colonists that were there vanished mysteriously with no trace

  • A,merican Colonies

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    The Early American colonies We have been one nation for so long that it is hard to imagine a major difference between the thirteen original colonies. After all a quick glance at a map of these thirteen original colonies will tell you that they all where established along the East Coast and where most generally located on a river or body of water. What is strange about this is just how different each of these separate areas of settlement turned out to be. After all they where located relatively

  • american colonies

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    Americans and many astonishing stories, Sir Walter Raleigh tried to establish a colony called Roanoke in the land which the British named "Virginia", in honor of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen. The site was actually an island on North America's eastern seaboard protected by the outer banks of what is now North Carolina's coast. Sir Richard Grenville led the fleet that brought them to the New World, the Governor of the colony was Master Ralph Lane and among the colonists was Walter Raleigh's confidant

  • The English Colonies

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    The New England colonies and the Chesapeake colonies were both English colonies but each had different factors that influenced them. Around 1606, a large population boom followed by high inflation and a fall in real wages motivated men and women to migrate to the New Found land. Merchants and wealthy gentry, who were interested in gaining great profits by finding precious metals and opening new trade routes, formed the Virginia Company which was to become the Chesapeake colonies. On the other hand

  • The Chesapeake Colonies and New England Colonies

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    established colonies in Mexico and Mesoamerica. In 1607, England established its first colony in North America around the Chesapeake Bay, and nearly a decade later established a second colony in present-day New England. Both New England and the Chesapeake were founded by the British around the same time; however, both colonies developed a different economy, government, and many other ways of life. In 1607, King James I. granted a charter to the Virginia Company which allowed them to start a colony in the

  • The Jamestown Colony and the Massachussets Bay Colony

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    The Colonies That Shaped America The Jamestown Colony, a colony in ruin, turned into the wealthiest colony. The Massachusetts Bay Colony, the “a city upon a hill” turned into “the city that fell down the hill.” As the 13 colonies took shape, The Jamestown colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony took shape in many different ways. These two colonies are two of the most famous colonies in U.S. History. The colonies overcame struggles, rose to the top of the hill, and fell down the hill. The Jamestown