Content Standard 2: The student will compare the developments of the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies.
Explain the contributions of important citizens and groups to the foundation of the colonies including the Puritans and Quakers, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, William Penn, Lord Baltimore, and James Oglethorpe.
Compare the economic development of the three colonial regions including:
A. agriculture and exports as affected by climate and natural resources
B. a labor system utilizing indentured servants
C. slave labor central to the growth of the economy
Explain the international economic and cultural interactions resulting from the triangular trade routes, including the forced migration of Africans through the Transatlantic slave trade and experiences of the Middle Passage.
Analyze the forms of self-government in the three colonial regions including the role of religion in the establishment of some colonial governments, the Virginia House of Burgesses, and New England town hall meetings.
Explain the evolving relationships between American Indians and the British colonists involving territorial claims
Explain that tribal sovereignty is a tribal nation’s inherent right to self-govern.
Compare daily life in the colonies as experienced by different social classes, plantation owners, farmers, merchants, craftsmen, artisans, and women and children.
Compare the experiences of both free and enslaved Africans in the British colonies, including resistance efforts by enslaved peoples and attempts to maintain aspects of African culture.