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BC: Text copyright c 2011 by Maria Ramos All rights reserved, for permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to ABBY'S HOUSE | Just keep swimming and SMILING Productions <3

FC: The Thirteen Colonies

1: I dedicate this book to my mom whose always helped me and has been the person I can always count on, and little sister Maria Andrea, who always tells to keep smiling and to get out of her room. :) LOVE YA SIS

2: There are 13 original colonies were; Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virgina, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode island, New Hamphire and Massachusetts. Look at the picture on the left, the red colonies are the Southern Colonies, the purple ones are the Middle Colonies, and lastly the green ones were known as the New England Colonies. | The thirteen colonies

3: Living in the New England Colonies was pretty successful, the sates were Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the 2nd Massachusetts which is now Maine. One of the most important activity was trading, the mostly traded grain, lumber, fish, whales, fur, iron, and rum. | The new england colonies

4: Governing in the New England colonies was fair, John Winthrop was the 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony. He was very fair and he helped the puritans. | The puritans migrated to Massachusetts Bay in the 1630s. Unlike Pilgrims, they didn't want to separate entirely from the church. They were a small group but there were highly educated. | Charles I, who became king in 1625 disliked the Puritans and they're beliefs. He made laws to go against them, and executed many of them but Winthrop helped the by speaking out in town meetings. | governing, the puritans, and evil times

5: The Middle Colonies were very green, which meant a lot of vegetations and cash crops. The states in this area were Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.. They raised things such as wheat, barley, and rye. Farmers also raised herds of cattle and pigs, and then sent tons of beef, pork and butter to New York and Pennsylvania. | The middle colonies

6: THE separation, the founding, and nn becomes NY

7: At first New York and New Jersey were one, but The Duke of York decided it was getting too big. he gave part of his land to his friends Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkely. And then New Jersey became a Proprietary colony in 1664. A Proprietary colony is when a king gives land to one or more people in return for a yearly payment. People look at both colonies and notice they are nothing alike, but really at once they were both one. | Pennsylvania was founded in 1681 by William Penn. He named the state after his father. He came from a rich family and knew very important people.. He surprised everyone when he joined the Quakers. The Quakers were a religious group that was not liked. They believed that all people- men and women- were equal in God's sight; which is true according to the bible. | When they first founded New York, it was not called that, people called it the Netherlands from the Dutch. King Charles II gave New Netherlands to The Duke of York, which was his brother. And then he renamed it New York.

8: The Southern Colonies were; Georgia, North and South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. It was founded by two English men, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. They made a journey that lasted 4 years, they wanted to reach the 244 mile boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland. | The southern colonies

9: Lord Baltimore feared the Protestants might try to revolt. In 1649 he passed an Act of Toleration. It was a law that allowed religious freedom for all Christians. Bacon's Rebellion was when settlers called on the governor to take action against Native Americans who caused problems between white settlers and indians. But the governor refused. | religious tolerance and Bacon's Rebellion

10: find the thirteen colonies! | 1- Green 2-Light Orange 3- Yellow 4-Dark Blue 5-Brown 6-Orange 7-Red 8-Sea Blue 9-Purple 10-Dark Purple 11-Light BLue 12-pink 13- Coffee Brown

11: 1.______________________________ 2.______________________________ 3.______________________________ 4.______________________________ 5.______________________________ 6.______________________________ 7.______________________________ 8.______________________________ 9.______________________________ 10.______________________________ 11.______________________________ 12._____________________________ 13._____________________________ See Next page for answers.

13: 1. Georgia 2. South Carolina 3. North Carolina 4.Virginia 5. Maryland 6. Delaware 7. Pennsylvania 8. New Jersey 9. New York 10. Connecticut 11. Rhode Island 12. New Hampshire 13. Massachusetts

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