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Term Definition
Pennsylvania Quakers
Plymouth Separatists
Massachusetts Bay Puritans
Jamestown Economic Venture by the Virginia Company of London
Roanoke Island '' Lost Colony'' Economic Colony
Georgia settled by debtors
Three Religious Colonies Plymouth Massachusetts Bay Pennsylvania
Three Economic Colonies Roanoke Island Jamestown Georgia
Religious and Economic 2 reasons why people from England settled in North America
specialization focusing on one or a few products *caused colonists to be more independent
interdependence 2 or more people depending on each other for goods and services
New England region *cold climate and rocky soil *fishing whaling, and shipbuilding*town buildings *church and village was the center of social life
Mid-Atlantic region *live stocks and grain farms *trading *moderate climate *market towns *diverse religions and people
southern region *humid climate *large farms & plantations *slaves & indentured servants *few cities and schools *counties
Women homemakers, caretakers, could NOT vote
Farmers worked the land according to the region and relied on family for labor
large land owners lived in the south and were wealthy*Used slaves and indentured servants for labor
Enslaved African Americans Owned by master as property for life*HAD NO rights
Indentured Servants person who agree to work without wages in exchange for their passage to the colonies. Were free when their contract was up.
Artisan Skilled craftsmen
Free African Americans were able to own land*Had economic freedom and could work for pay & decide how to spend their money

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