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13 colonies info
Leaders, geo/climate, religion, etc.
|Why did North and South Carolina split after being one colony?
|They were already living as two different regions, it made sense to make it official. Both prospered afterwards.
|Why was William Penn granted the land of Pennsylvania?
|In honor of his father and the debts owed to him, Sir William Penn.
|Who's claim earned New York?
|Henry Hudson originally found New York which was originally called New Amsterdam in honor of the Dutch.
|If kids went to school, why?
|To learn to read so they can read the bible. In some cases, basic math was taught. Rarely was a child granted higher education.
|What colonies were called "The Bread Basket" colonies?
|The middle colonies. They were able to plant a lot more grain due to the fertile land, this resulted in a surplus of grain to make bread.
|Which leader saved Jamestown?
|John Smith. Before him the colony was a mess, he fixed things by saying, "If you don't work, you don't eat."
|How did Pocahontas save Jamestown?
|By saving John Smith from being murdered by her tribe that rightfully belonged there. Afterwards she brought the colony food and kept peace between the colony and her tribe.
|Who was Powhatan?
|Leader of the tribe that originally lived in Virginia before New England came. He proposed killing John Smith and his daughter, Pocahontas, saved the colony.
|What colony does the Toleration Act apply too?
|Maryland. This colony wanted to "tolerate" more religions than what was originally strict Puritan religion.
|Who was the Governor of New Amsterdam?
|Peter Minuit. Not James Duke of York, you know this because if it was James Duke of York then it wouldn't have been named New Amsterdam at first.
|Which colony was only founded for profit?
|New Hampshire, this colony
|What was the climate/geography like in the Middle colonies?
|Rich soil and mild weather.
|What were Pacifists?
|People who don't believe in war or violence.
|What is a Separatist?
|People who believe in cultural, ethnic, tribal, religious, racial, governmental, or gender separation
|Who ruled North and South Carolina?
|8 aristocrats. Very wealthy people.
|Who founded Georgia?
|James Oglethorpe, a British soldier, member of Parliament, and philanthropist
|Why was Georgia founded?
|A protection colony from Spanish claimed Florida and a home for debtors. People who owed debts to people or government could come here and make a living by being protection and working on farms for patroons.