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Early Colonies

North American Colonies Study Guide

What was the Lost Colony in North Carolina? Roanoke
What was the first successful colony in America in 1607? Jamestown
What crop was the biggest money maker in Jamestown? Tobacco
What was one reason the colonists chose the location of Jamestown? NO Native Americans living there
What was the first thing the Jamestown colonists did? Built a fort with palisades
The farming of tobacco led to what horrible thing? Slavery
Who helped turn Jamestown around by making colonists work for food? John Smith
Why couldn't John White return to the Colony of Roanoke? Anglo-Spanish War (between England and Spain)
What caused the death of Jamestown settlers? Starvation, diseases, war with Native Americans
Which Native American improved relations between the settlers and the Powhatan? Pocahontas
What did the colonists of Jamestown come to America to find? Gold
Were most teachers in colonial times men or women? Men
Why was lighting poor at night in most colonial houses? They used candlelight.
What is the term for a plant that is grown for making money? Cash crop
What term means the level of need for something? Demand
What is the system of forced labor in only Spanish colonies? Encomiendas
What do you call a person on a religious mission, usually to convert others to Christianity? Missionary
What countries had colonies in North America? England, Spain, France
What did the French in the Americas want to trade? Animal fur
The House of Burgesses was the first step toward what? Democracy
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