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Colonial America, 1500 BC - 1780 AD

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    Settlement and Colonization of North America

    Time Line circa 38,800-15,000 BC Land bridge across Bering Strait links Asia and North ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The First Peoples in the Settlement and Colonization

    Introduction Archaeologists believe that the first people to settle the Americas came here from Asia, walking across a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. These Asian nomads followed herds of animals on which they depended for food. Eventually, these people ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The European Voyagers

    Introduction The first Europeans to reach the Americas were Norsemen. Around the year AD 982, Erik the Red discovered Greenland and established a Viking settlement there. In the year 1000, his son Leif Erikson landed on the eastern coast of Canada. However, the ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Clashes Between the Native Americans and the Europeans

    Native Americans and the Europeans Clashes between the American Indians and Europeans were inevitable. The two groups of people were different in every possible way. The Native Americans had settled the land thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans, ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The British Colonies

    Time Line 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh explores the Atlantic coast and claims the Virginia territory for ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Economic Opportunity in the Colonial Life

    Virginia In 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert sailed west to establish a colony on Newfoundland. He never returned to England; historians believe that his ship went down with all hands on the return voyage. Gilbert’s half-brother, Sir Walter Raleigh, made the next ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Religious Self-Determination - The New England Theocracy

    Plymouth The settlers of Jamestown had been practical people who traveled westward in search of financial opportunity and adventure. The groups who settled Plymouth and the Massachusetts Bay Colony had entirely different motives in sailing west. Until ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Religious Self-Determination - The Dissenters of the Colonial Life

    Introduction Some settlers of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies soon began moving south to found new colonies. A variety of motives came into play. First, the Puritans would not permit freedom of religious worship. Second, church and government were so ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The British Colonies Practice Test

    Review the following study guides if necessary: The British Colonies

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Colonial Life

    Time Line ... 1650 Navigation Acts

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional

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