Ch 2: Settling North America (1497-1732): Homework Help

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The Settling North America (1497-1732) chapter of this AP US History Homework Help course helps students complete their North American settlements homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

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  • Identify which concepts are covered on your settling of North America homework.
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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • North American exploration
  • The settlement of Jamestown
  • Plymouth Rock
  • The founding of the New England colonies
  • The southern and middle colonies
  • Rise of slave trade
  • World events that affected colonial America

25 Lessons in Chapter 2: Settling North America (1497-1732): Homework Help
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North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

1. North American Exploration & Failed Colonies of France & England

Between 1497 and 1607, the rulers and leading citizens of European nations fought to establish their own empires in North America, as Spain had been doing for 100 years in South America. Learn about influential explorers and their failed attempts to establish their own New World colonies.

The Settlement of Jamestown Colony

2. 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.

New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

3. New France, New Netherlands & New Sweden: North American Settlements

Spain and England weren't the only European nations trying to establish colonies in the New World. The French had a foothold for more than a century, and the Dutch and Swedish fought for their own places in America.

The Mayflower and the Plymouth Rock Settlement

4. 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

5. 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.

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).

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

7. 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 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

8. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America

What was it like to live in America during the colonial period? Just like today, it depended where you were. Learn about the factors that categorized all of the American colonies, as well as the differences between the northern, middle and southern colonies.

Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

9. Rise of Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America

In this lesson, you'll learn a little about the slave trade, the growth and characteristics of slavery in the colonial period - including laws regulating the institution and the population of free blacks in the English colonies.

The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

10. The 13 Colonies: Developing Economy & Overseas Trade

England's intention had always been for the colonies to make them rich. The plan worked, but it became more difficult for England to make sure things stayed that way. And even with regulation, the colonies prospered, too.

The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

11. The 13 Colonies: World Events that Influenced Colonial America

How come New York seems like part of the Northeast instead of a Middle colony? Where did the Amish come from? What gave colonists the idea that they had a right to representation when there was a king? What's the difference between England and Great Britain? If these were English colonies, how come so many Americans say they have Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestry? This lesson answers these questions and other mysteries of American history.

Virginia House Of Burgesses: Definition & Importance

12. Virginia House Of Burgesses: Definition & Importance

The Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislative body in British North America. Learn about the creation of the House, the House's growing power, and how the House of Burgesses led to the American Revolution in this lesson.

Lord Baltimore Biography

13. Lord Baltimore Biography

In this lesson, you will learn about Lord Baltimore. Lord Baltimore is actually a title, and this lesson will discuss the first two Lords Baltimore who founded and settled Maryland.

Plymouth Colony: History, Facts & Religion

14. Plymouth Colony: History, Facts & Religion

Discover the Plymouth Colony established by the Pilgrims, a group of English separatists. Explore the hardships and successes of the Pilgrim colonists and learn about the creators of the Mayflower Compact and the first Thanksgiving.

Plymouth Rock: History & Overview

15. Plymouth Rock: History & Overview

Discover information about Plymouth Rock during this lesson. Take a closer look at the historical importance of the rock, what the rock represents, how it is protected and where it is located today.

Sir Francis Drake, Explorer: Route, Timeline & Voyage

16. Sir Francis Drake, Explorer: Route, Timeline & Voyage

In this lesson we explore the sixteenth-century English privateer and knight, Sir Francis Drake, the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and the scourge of Spanish North America.

Spanish Moors in American History

17. Spanish Moors in American History

The Moors were Muslim settlers best known for their expansion into the Iberian Peninsula of modern-day Spain. This lesson reviews the fascinating historical legacy of Moorish expansion into America.

Spectral Evidence in the Salem Witch Trials: Definition & Overview

18. Spectral Evidence in the Salem Witch Trials: Definition & Overview

During the Salem witch trials, a period of mass hysteria and genuine fear of witches gripped the Massachusetts village. The lack of any substantial proof of witchcraft caused the courts to allow spectral evidence to gain convictions. In this lesson, learn what spectral evidence was and how this type of testimony was used during the Salem witch trials.

The Lost Colony of Roanoke: Mystery, Theories & History

19. The Lost Colony of Roanoke: Mystery, Theories & History

This lesson discusses the first English settlement in North America. Learn more about the mysterious disappearance of the colonists of Roanoke and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Pilgrims: Definition, Plymouth & Overview

20. The Pilgrims: Definition, Plymouth & Overview

Who landed at Plymouth Rock? Learn who the Piligrims were and what motivated their trek to America, and the important role the journey has played in the American experience. Then test your learning with a short quiz.

Trial of Anne Hutchinson: History, Significance & Timeline

21. Trial of Anne Hutchinson: History, Significance & Timeline

This lesson discusses Anne Hutchinson and her famous trial in Massachusetts. Learn more about the religious beliefs that led to Hutchinson's banishment from the colony, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Virginia Company: Charter, Definition & History

22. Virginia Company: Charter, Definition & History

Discover the Virginia Company, a joint stock company that was created to help found Jamestown, one of the earliest colonies in America. Learn about the development of the colony and the eventual end of the Virginia Company.

Virginia Dare: Facts & History

23. Virginia Dare: Facts & History

This lesson discusses Virginia Dare, the first European child born in America. Learn more about Virginia's life and her mysterious disappearance and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Virtual Representation: Definition & History

24. Virtual Representation: Definition & History

Though the American colonies did not elect members to the British Parliament, royal authorities claimed their interests were protected through 'virtual representation.' The colonists disagreed, and tensions ensued. Read about the theory of virtual representation, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Wampanoag Tribe: People, History & Role in First Thanksgiving

25. Wampanoag Tribe: People, History & Role in First Thanksgiving

Europeans were not well received by most Indian tribes because most Europeans came wanting to claim land and find riches, but the natives did not believe in true ownership of the land. The Wampanoag Tribe, however, tried to find a way to coexist with the Europeans. Learn about this tribe and why we celebrate them every year.

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