United States and Southern Colonies

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Chapter 1 & 2 Objectives

Chapter 1
1. Describe the geological and geographical conditions that set the stage for North American history. 2. Explain the changes and conflicts that occurred when the diverse worlds of Europe, Africa, and the Americas collided after 1492. 3. Describe the Spanish conquest of Mexico and South America and identify the major features of the Spanish colonization and expansion in North America.

Chapter 2
1. State the factors that led England to begin colonization. 2. Describe the development of the Jamestown colony from its disastrous beginnings to its later prosperity. 3. Describe the cultural and social changes that Indian communities underwent in response to English colonization. 4. Describe changes in the economy and labor system in Virginia and the other southern colonies. 5. Indicate the similarities and differences among the southern colonies of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

Chapter 3 & 4 Objectives

Chapter 3

1. Describe the Puritans and their beliefs and explain why they left England for the New World. 2. Explain how conflict with religious dissenters, among other forces, led to the expansion of New England. 3. Explain why New York, Pennsylvania, and other middle colonies became so ethnically, religiously, and politically diverse.

Chapter 4

1. Compare and contrast the different populations and ways of life of the southern colonies and New England 2. Explain how the problems of indentured servitude led to the political trouble and growth of African Slavery. 3. Describe the slave trade and the character of early African-American slavery. 4. Describe the various conditions affecting women and family life in the seventeenth century colonies. 5. Explain how the New England way of life centered on family, town, and church, and describe the changes that affected this way of life.

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