Ch 3: Chapter 3: Colonies Take Root (1587-1752)

About This Chapter

The Colonies Take Root chapter of this Prentice Hall America Textbook Companion course aligns with the same chapter in the Prentice Hall America textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about European colonization.

How it works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Colonies Take Root chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the colonization topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

You'll learn about all of the topics in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Problems impacting the Jamestown colony
  • Life in the Plymouth colony
  • The Puritans' role in the New England colonies
  • Women's rights in Puritan society
  • Ethnic and cultural diversity in the middle colonies
  • Settlement and growth in the southern colonies

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6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Colonies Take Root (1587-1752)
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The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

1. The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

In 1607, the London Company settled the colony of Jamestown. The settlers overcame many odds to become the first permanent, English settlement in North America. In this lesson, learn about the failures and successes of Jamestown before it was taken over by the Crown.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

2. The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

Find out how much you know about the Pilgrims and their voyage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the misplaced Plymouth Colony, its escaped indentured servants, and the Wampanoag Indians who saved their lives.

The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

3. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies

Learn about the people and motives that led to the founding of Massachusetts Bay Colony, as well as the growth and internal dissent that led to the establishment of Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Women in Puritan Society: Roles & Rights

4. Women in Puritan Society: Roles & Rights

Discover the roles and rights of women in Puritan society. Learn about the benefits and limitations of the Massachusetts Bay Colony founded by the Puritans and meet famous Puritan women like Anne Hutchinson and Anne Bradstreet.

The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

5. The Middle Colonies: New York, Delaware, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Learn about the unique identity and diversity of the middle colonies that led America to be called a melting pot. English control of the middle colonies began with the takeover of New Netherland, from which all of the other middle colonies can trace their beginnings.

The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

6. The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth

What led to the use of slavery and the creation of different colonies? In this lesson, learn about the unique purposes and patterns of settlement, growth and society in the southern colonies (Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia).

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