New England Colonies

Mini Lesson: New England Colonies

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SSUSH1 The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.

b. Describe the settlement of New England; include religious reasons, relations with Native Americans (e.g., King Phillip’s War), the establishment of town meetings and development of a legislature, religious tensions that led to the founding of Rhode Island, the half-way covenant, Salem Witch Trials, and the loss of the Massachusetts charter and the transition to a royal colony.

Important Vocab : Pilgrims, Plymouth, Mayflower Compact, Puritans, John Winthrop, City Upon a Hill, Town Meetings, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, Rhode Island, Salem Witch Trials

Video on New England Watch from Beginning until 4:30 to see difference between Pilgrims (Separatist) vs Puritans (non separatist) and Watch 8:40-12:10 to focus on Roger Williams Formation of Rhode Island

 

Questions to Answer

What was the mayflower Compact

What is the difference between a Separatist and Non Separatist  

What role did Religion play in the Puritan Community

Why did Roger Williams found Rhode Island

History Chanel Video on the Salem Witch Trials

Click Here to view great page on Salem Witch Trials from History Chanel 

Questions to Answer

Why would something like witchcraft be such a big deal in the Puritan Community

 

Primary Source on New England Community

View the map of the New England Community how is this different from what we saw about the Virginia Colony

View the map of the New England Community how is this different from what we saw about the Virginia Colony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote from John Winthrop’s City Upon a Hill

john wintrhop city upon a hill quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Williams Quote

How does this quote differ from John Winthrop

How does this quote differ from John Winthrop