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.
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.