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Ch 2: Settling North America (1497-1732): Tutoring Solution

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The Settling North America (1497-1732) chapter of this AP US History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about settlements in the New World. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the settlements and colonies that were part of early North America required in a typical AP US history course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP US history work.
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  • Struggle with understanding failed colonies of France and England, Jamestown Colony, New France and New Sweden, Puritans, Southern colonies, middle colonies, the 13 colonies or any other settlements of North America topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about North American exploration and England and France's failed colonies.
  • Describe the failures and successes of the settlement of Jamestown colony.
  • Take a look at the North American settlements of the French, Dutch and Swedish.
  • Discuss the Mayflower passengers and their settlement at Plymouth Rock.
  • Explain how the Puritans founded the New England colonies.
  • Learn about the settlement and growth of the southern colonies.
  • Describe the characteristics of the middle colonies.
  • Understand what life was like in the 13 colonies.
  • Discuss the rise of the slave trade.
  • Learn about the developing economy in the 13 colonies.
  • Describe the world events that shaped colonial America.

24 Lessons in Chapter 2: Settling North America (1497-1732): Tutoring Solution
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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.

Deism & the Founding Fathers: Definition & Beliefs

12. Deism & the Founding Fathers: Definition & Beliefs

In this lesson, we will tackle the issue of deism as it related to America's 'Founding Fathers.' We will learn what deism is and explore the way in which it differs from traditional Christianity. In addition, we'll discover which American founders were deists and examine the effects of deism on their thinking.

George Grenville: Definition & Significance

13. George Grenville: Definition & Significance

British Prime Minister George Grenville was the architect of tax laws designed to have the American Colonies shoulder a portion of British debt. Learn how his policies set the foundation for revolution, and check your knowledge with a quiz.

Pontiac's Rebellion Definition & Summary

14. Pontiac's Rebellion Definition & Summary

Through this lesson, you will learn about the events that led to the Native American/colonial conflict known as Pontiac's Rebellion, and gain insight into how the event has influenced over two hundred years of American history.

Seminole Tribe: History, Facts & Culture

15. Seminole Tribe: History, Facts & Culture

This lesson covers a concise history of the Seminole Tribe. In addition, we'll discuss the tribe's legacy of conflict with the United States government as well as the status of the tribe in the present.

The Algonquian: Tribes & Facts

16. The Algonquian: Tribes & Facts

The Algonquian peoples were a vast network of tribes and chiefdoms chiefly joined by the language family they spoke: Algonquian. Learn about the Algonquian peoples' history, culture, and experiences with the early settlers.

The Iroquois: Tribes & Confederacy

17. The Iroquois: Tribes & Confederacy

The Iroquois tribes lived in what is now New York State and in the Eastern Woodlands. Learn how the Iroquois lived and how their formation of the Six Nations contributed to both their survival and their downfall.

The Life of Pocahontas: History & Facts

18. The Life of Pocahontas: History & Facts

This lesson will cover the life of Pocahontas. We will explore her early years, her interaction with the Jamestown colony and friendship with John Smith, her captivity at the hands of the English, her marriage to John Rolfe, and her final days.

The Seneca: Tribes & History

19. The Seneca: Tribes & History

In this lesson we explore the history of the Seneca people. Traditionally located in the western part of New York State, the Seneca were a large and influential tribe in colonial times who fought on the British side in the American Revolution.

The Starving Time in Jamestown: Definition & John Smith's Role

20. The Starving Time in Jamestown: Definition & John Smith's Role

What is your favorite food or dish? Imagine that you can no longer have your favorite dish because of a food shortage! Learn more about the Starving Time in Jamestown, the role of John Smith, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Theocracy in the American Colonies: Definition, History & Examples

21. Theocracy in the American Colonies: Definition, History & Examples

Through this lesson, you will learn the characteristics that define a theocracy; explore its role in the settlement of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts; and come to understand how it worked in colonial life.

New England Confederation: Definition & Overview

22. New England Confederation: Definition & Overview

Before the United States of America collectively declared their independence on July 4, 1776, the British American colonies made a few earlier attempts at joining together. Read this lesson to learn more about the first significant attempt at unification: the New England Confederation.

The Beginning of Slavery in America in 1619

23. The Beginning of Slavery in America in 1619

You can probably explain the institution of slavery and how it came to an end in the United States, but how much do you know about how it got started? In this lesson, you will learn about the origins of American slavery beginning in 1619.

Empresarios: Definition & System

24. Empresarios: Definition & System

In 1821, land was granted to the first empresario, an entrepreneur named Moses Austin. After that, 24 other men were given land grants by the new Republic of Mexico to establish colonies in what is now Texas.

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