During the late seventeenth century there was a great amount of movement from settlers to move to the east coast of North America. Settlers came from all parts of the world, but were led mostly by the English, French, and Spanish. They would race to settle lands for over one hundred years and three generations. After this time the lands were largely populated and covenanted by England and France which eventually lead to the French and Indian War. England won this conflict which led them to control all of Canada and the Colonies of America. The English colonies eventually grew to a size of thirteen which included: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia. Each of these colonies have unique features and advantages as they slowly, but surely matured into States. These worksheets will examine the advantages, disadvantages, culture, people, and systems of each of these colonies.
The following collection of worksheets explores the thirteen English colonies that eventually became the foundation for the United States of America. Your students will study different settlements, individual colonies, famous people, important events, and more. Activities include short reading passages, map work, timelines, comparative pieces, a state capitals quiz, etc. Answer keys have been provided for each questionnaire. Note: Some questionnaires require the students to use other sources of information beyond the worksheet itself in order to answer the questions. Fun Fact: Virginia Dare was the first child of English parents born in the New World, in 1587 in the Roanoke Colony of North Carolina.