New World Colonization

Unit II - 1607 to 1754

  • Colonization of America - 1607-1754

    During the colonization English settlers came to the new world in search of economic opportunity and freedom.  Early settlers transferred their culture and imprinted on to America, while English salutary neglect allowed them to experiment with self government and grow into economic power.

    - How did the three geographic areas of English settlement develop distinguish differences during the colonial period?

    - Why did English colonization promote conflict with Native America tribes that already had settled in New World?

    - How did English policy of salutary neglect generate a new American identity that sought independence?