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The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

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Why did the British King approve James Oglethorpe's charter to found the colony of Georgia ?

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1. Why did Cecil Calvert approve the Act of Religious Toleration in Maryland ?

2. Which was NOT a factor that led the south toward slavery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will determine your knowledge of the Southern colonies. Items that will be on the quiz include the growth of the colonies and the influence of Edwin Sandys.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While taking the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Factors the led the South to slavery
  • Plantation economy
  • Which colonies were privately owned
  • The colony that was meant to be a Catholic refuge

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Southern colonies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a plantation economy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Sandys in a different light

Additional Learning

To study more about the colonies, look at the accompanying lesson titled The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the first settlers arriving in Virginia
  • Explains the ideas of Sandys
  • Covers Bacon's Rebellion
  • Explores the Act of Religious Toleration
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