Thirteen Colonies

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  • Hi! Welcome to the Southern Colonies!
  • The Southern Colonies as well as the Middle and New England colonies are rich in history!
  • Let's have a look around and learn about our history.
  • In 1676, NATHANIEL BACON ultimately led Virginia into a rebellion.
  • Maryland was a PROPRIETARY COLONY and was established by CECIL CALVERT, LORD BALTIMORE.
  • Virgina is a very well known COLONY. It's the home of JOHN SMITH, governor of Jamestown. It's also where the HOUSE OF BURGESSES is located.
  • Next to me, is JAMES OGLETHORPE, he's the founder of Georgia.
  • On another note, North and South Carolina were ROYAL COLONIES, controlled by the English King.
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  • JOHN WINTHROP governed in Massachusetts Bay. PILGRIMS were also prominent in the New England colonies.
  • New England was meant for people who wanted to practice a different religion. Additionally, Connecitcut was a CHARTER colony.
  • Now, that we covered the Southern Colonies, let's talk about the New England colonies.
  • WILLIAM BRADFORD was governor of Plymouth. ANNE HUTCHINSON was a PURITAN and disagreed with the church. She helped formed Rhode Island with ROGER WILLIAMS.
  • Lastly, the middle colonies had many QUAKERS, such as WILLIAM PENN, they had more TOLERATION towards religion.
  • One thing to note, was that there were many SEPARATISTS in the colonies. These were people who wanted a separate church from the Church of England.
  • Religion was key to the colonists. There were different view points of it. For example, JONATHAN EDWARDS was a PURITAN minister who convinced colonists to be christian.
  • Well, we've made it to our destination!
  • Before you leave, it's also important to know that there were some colonists who questioned the government. JOHN PETER ZENGER, is an example of this.
  • That's all there is to know about the colonies, Good luck, and see you next time!
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