New England Colonies

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3 Sections of the 13 Colonies

New England

Middle

Southern

Backcountry
New England Colonies
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Maine (part of
Massachusetts
&
Vermont
Claimed
By New York
1. Choose the four New England
Colonies
A. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New
Jersey, and Maine
 B. New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, and Rhode Island
 C. New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey,
and Massachusetts
 D. New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire,
and Massachusetts

New England Settled For Religious
Freedom !

Pilgrims: at Plymouth

Puritans : at
Massachusetts Bay
2. Which two groups settled New
England?

A. Pilgrims and Quakers

B. Pilgrims and Puritans

C. Pilgrims and Catholics

D. Puritans and Protestants
The New England Way
Puritans wanted to
live their lives a
special way…
 * duty to God &
country

* honesty
 * hard work
 * Godliness

3. Which of the following wasn’t a
Puritan “ way”?

A. Fighting a war for the nation
B. Worshipping on Sunday
C. Doing a good job at work
D. Lying about a neighbor
Dissenters ! ( people who
disagreed with the Puritans)
Roger Williams
Started Rhode Island
 * no forced church
 * pay Indians for land
 * separate church
from the state

Dissenters ! ( people who
disagreed with the Puritans
Anne Hutchinson
* lead Bible discussions at
home
 Believed ministers,
churches, and the Bible
weren’t required for
worship
 Put on trial and banished
for her CRIME
 Helped give us religious
freedom !

4. Who were the two dissenters in
New England?

A. Roger Miller and Ann Smith

B. Roger Hutchinson and Ann Williams

C. Roger Williams and Ann Hutchinson

D. Roger Ann and William Hutchinson
Thomas Hooker Founds
Connecticut Colony
Opposed requiring
Church membership
in order to vote
 So he and his church
members started
Connecticut
 They got permission
and wrote a constitution:
* The Fundamental Orders
of Connecticut

5. What was the name of
Connecticut’s constitution?

A. Mayflower Compact

B. House of Burgesses

C. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

D. U.S. Constitution
Charter Colonies

Charter – written
permission to found a
colony

Connecticut and
Rhode Island were
examples of Charter
Colonies
6. What document is written
permission to start a colony?

A. charter

B. Mayflower Compact

C. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

D. House of Burgesses
New York
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Delaware
Middle Colonies
Vermont
Wasn’t a
Colony …
It was claimed
By
New York
New York Colony

Started by Holland
(the Dutch people)
and called New
Netherland

English took it over
and renamed it
New York
7. What nation originally controlled
New York?

A. England

B. Holland

C. Spain

D. France
New Jersey Colony

It was a proprietary
colony (owned by
individual people

Founders Lord John
Berkeley and Sir
George Carteret
8. What is a proprietary colony?

A. one owned by individuals

B. one owned by the king

C. One granted a charter

D. all of the above
Pennsylvania & Delaware

Founded by William
Penn as a refuge for
the Quakers

Delaware given its
own colony by Penn
Southern Colonies

Maryland

Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Georgia
9. Which of these isn’t a Southern
Colony?

A. Virginia

B. New Jersey

C. Georgia

D. Maryland
Virginia Colony

Founded by The
Virginia Company

John Smith and
colonists create 1st
colony in 1607

Tobacco leads to
slavery
10. What year was Virginia
founded?

A. 1607

B. 1776

C. 1787

D. 1803
Maryland Colony

Lord Baltimore
(George Calvert)
founded the colony as
a refuge (safe place)
for Catholics

Passed the Act of
Toleration – gives
religious freedom to
all groups in Maryland
11. What colony was started for
Catholics?

A. Maryland

B. Virginia

C. New Jersey

D. Pennsylvania
North & South Carolina

North Carolina’s
climate was better for
tobacco

South Carolina’s
climate was better for
rice

So the Carolinas were
split apart into N & S
Georgia Colony

James Oglethorpe
founded the colony
Refuge for debtors
(people in jail for
debt)
* Protect Georgia from
Spanish attacks

12. What colony was started as
a refuge for debtors?

A. North Carolina

B. Virginia

C. Rhode Island

D. Georgia
“The Backcountry”
Area between
Appalachian
Mountains and the
tidewater
 Lots of Indians,
trappers, and
pioneers
 Cattle and hogs

13. During colonial times what
area was located near the
Appalachian Mountains?

A. Up Country

B. Side Country

C. Down Country

D. Backcountry
14. What are the three sections
of the colonies?

A. New England, Northern , and Western

B. New England, Middle, and Western

C. New England, Middle, and Southern

D. Northern, Middle, and Southern
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