(American History) Colonization: 1600-1775

From the Jamestown Settlers to Separatist Pilgrims, peaceable Quakers, royalist supports, and independent Scots-Irish, the people coming to American shores shared a desire for a new life. Prompted by varying reasons to leave their original homelands, the new colonists learned to survive, built prosperous town, defended their homes, and sparked an idea of independent self-government.


Colonization American History Booklist

Photo Board:

Gazette665 Posts:

1620: A Tale of Two Ships

Working Hard: Building Plymouth Colony

Pilgrims in Armor

They Bought Manhattan For How Much? (New York)

Benevolent Intentions…The Last Colony (Georgia)

Search For Religious Freedom (Rhode Island)

The Catholic Colony (Maryland)

The Holy Experiment Colony (Pennsylvania)

Websites for more resources:

Historic Jamestowne National Historic Park History of Jamestown

Jamestown Settlement A living history center in Virginia; nice website with photos and historical information available

Mayflower History History of the Mayflower and her passengers (the Pilgrims)

Plimoth Plantation A living history center in Massachusetts; beautiful website with photos and historical information; a special learning center is available with information for teachers and students

Fort Frederica History of a fort in the colony of Georgia

Colonial Williamsburg  Explore life in a colonial city; resources for teachers and students; webcams of the town; explanation of colonial trades, and much more.

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