Grade 5: US History to Foundation of Country

Standard 2: 13 Colonies

Content Standard 2: The student will compare the developments of the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies.
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5.2.1
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.
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5.2.2
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
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5.2.3
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.
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5.2.4
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.
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5.2.5
Explain the evolving relationships between American Indians and the British colonists involving territorial claims
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5.2.6
Explain that tribal sovereignty is a tribal nation’s inherent right to self-govern.
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5.2.7
Compare daily life in the colonies as experienced by different social classes, plantation owners, farmers, merchants, craftsmen, artisans, and women and children.
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5.2.8
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.