Today I will be teaching you about the 13 Colonies and their origins. We will learn about influential induvials and types of religious groups in the 13 colonies.
,To start things off, we will learn about JOHN SMITH and Jamestown. It was the first COLONY in the New World and was a driving force for more exploration.
JOHN SMITH was one of the key founders of Jamestown and helped the people get through rough winters. He was a part of the first successful COLONY in the New World. This would be the first out of 13 colonies that would soon come to flourish.
How it all started Jamestown, Virginia
My name is JOHN SMITH
In 1620, the PILGRIMS arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts and would form another COLONY. They were mainly SEPARATISTS, which means that they wanted to have a separate church apart from England. They wanted to start a new life in the New World and hoped to convert the land into a place where their religions were acceptable.
The Arrival Of the Pilgrims
My name is William Bradford
Dominant Groups of People in New England
I am a PURITAN
I am a SEPERATIST
I am a QUAKER
Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore/ The Toleration Act
I am CECIL CALVERT
WILLIAM BRAFORD was the second governor of the Plymouth COLONY and he helped the colonists get thorough some rough times. He helped the colonists survive against Native American attacks, sickness, starvation, and droughts.
There were many groups of people that came to New England for religious reasons. Majority of those people fell under the categories of PURITAN, QUAKER, and SEPERATISTS. PURITANS wanted to purify the church of England but were mainly unsuccessful. QUAKERS believed that everyone was linked to God and for this reason, they treated Native Americans with respect unlike other colonists.
Cecil Calvert founded the COLONY of Maryland as a place meant mostly for Catholics. It would be like this until 1689 when the TOLERATION Act was passed. TOLERATION is the ability to understand that everyone has opinions and different beliefs. The TOLERATION Act allowed more freedom for religion in the colonies