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Staar Chapter 2 &3

Staar Chapter 1&2

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Define Mercantilism An economic system in which nations increase their wealth and power by obtaining gold and silver and by establishing a favorablebalance of trade.
What is the significance of the date 1607? Jamestown was founded in 1607.
What is the House of Burgesses? Created in 1819, the first representative assembly in American colonies.
What is the Mayflower Compact? An agreement established by sailors on the Mayflower, which called for laws for the good of the colony and set forth the idea of self-government.
What is the significance of the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut? Laws that extended voting rights to non-church members, limited the power of the government, and expanded the idea of self-government.
List the New England Colonies New Hampshire , Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
Why were the New England Colonies founded? Founded to escape religious persecution by King James I.
List the Middle Colonies New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Why were the Middle Colonies founded? Founded for religious freedom.
List the Southern Colonies Maryland, the Carolinas (royal colonies), Georgia (refuge for debtors)
Why were the Southern Colonies founded? Founded for Roman Catholics fleeing from Persecution in England.
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