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WEST History: Early Settlements in the United States - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to go over details about how and where the early colonies of the U.S. were established to prepare you for the WEST History exam. This review can help you develop the following abilities that you can apply when answering questions about early U.S. history:
- Detailing the problems facing the Jamestown colony
- Describing the landing of the Mayflower and the relationship between pilgrims and the native Indians
- Discussing the arrival and settlement of Puritans in the Northeast
- Providing details about the expansion of the British colonies and life in the northern, southern and middle colonies
- Summarizing the start of slavery in the American colonies
With a lot of information contained in these short and engaging videos, you might consider using the timeline feature which allows you to view portions of the lesson covering material that you might need to concentrate on. The quizzes are presented in the same format you will find on the actual WEST History exam and allow you to assess what you have learned from the lessons.
WEST History: Early Settlements in the United States - Chapter Objectives
The WEST History exam is designed to assess your comprehension of early and current U.S. and world history events in addition to social studies concepts. The Early Settlements in the United States chapter addresses characteristics of initial U.S. colonies, which you will be tested on in the first domain of the History exam. This domain covers American history prior to 1791. This 110-question exam is computer-administered.
WEST teacher certification exams are given to beginning and existing teachers in the state of Washington to measure their comprehension of basic and specific content areas. The Basic exam covers reading, writing and mathematics, while endorsement exams address diverse areas such as dance, physics, music, library media and visual arts. The WEST History exam is an endorsement exam and, like all endorsement exams, requires a passing score of 240.
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.
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.
3. The Puritans and the Founding of the New England Colonies
The Puritans helped found the New England colonies. Learn about the Puritans and their role in developing the New England colonies, including the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Explore the lives of some of the New England colonies' leaders such as John Winthrop, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, and Thomas Hooker. Understand the roles that the Puritans and each of these leaders played in forming the colonies of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.
4. The 13 Colonies: Life in Early America
This lesson explores what life in Early America was like in the northern, southern, and middle colonies. Some defining aspects of this time include increased population, King Phillip's War, Salem Witch Trials, plantations, and the printing press.
5. Rise of the Slave Trade: Black History in Colonial America
Black history in Colonial American began with the slave trade. This lesson covers the triangular trade, the Middle Passage, Phillis Wheatley, task systems, slave codes, and Black people's different experiences in the northern and southern colonies.
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