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European Colonists in America

Why did the European colonists immigrate to America and what were their lives like?
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Kristen Mitsch

on 27 April 2010

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European Immigrants in America YOU BE THE HISTORIAN!
Interactive game

http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/springer/ Digital History Timeline

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/timeline/timelineO.cfm http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MAP/TERRITORY/1775map.html

US Terristorial Map 1775 http://law.jrank.org/pages/11887/Colonial-Period.html

*This site gives information about factors that caused the Europeans to immigrate. Events
1620: Pilgrims arrive in Plymouth, Massachusetts
1640: first book printed in colonies (Bay Psalm Book)
1640's: Cambridge Platform established
1647: "Friends Of Truth" organized
1649: Act Concerning Religion enacted
1656: Quakers arrive in Pennsylvania
1675-76: King Philip's War fought between Puritans and Indians
1690-93: Salem Witchcraft Trials
1705: Massachusetts Proposals proposed
1729: Adopting Act established
1730's: Great Awakening
1735: First Methodist Society established The British Colonies:
National assertiveness blossomed under the threat of Spanish invasion, assisted by a degree of Protestant militarism and the energy of QueenElizabeth and was a major reason the colonies were established.
Reasons they were formed were commercial enterprose, overcrowding, and desire for freedom of religion.
After 1700, most immigrants that came to America were indentured servants.
The 13 Colonies map

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/graphics/13mapnew.htm
Mayflower Ship Colonists revolting
The colonists did not appreciate the control the British monarchy tried to exert over them and they often revolted to try and get the right to rule themselves and elect their own representatives. They did not agree with the taxes they paid to the Bristish or the high tariffs. These problems, along with others willcontribute to the American Revolutionary War where the Colonists fought against Britain to gain their independence.
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