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Early America

During the early 1600s, America was a new land. It attracted many immigrants, most of them from England. Some of the reasons why these immigrants came to the colonies were for better political, economic, and social opportunities. They hoped America would be the dream land they wanted it to be.
There was not much opportunity for people to participate in government in England. Only rich or royal people could do so, but Englishmen in America changed that. In the New England colony of Massachusetts, Puritan males could vote for representatives and governor. Even before they landed at Plymouth, colonists aboard the Mayflower agreed to create a government (document 1). Some people believed ...

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no longer use the land to farm and make money. However, in America there were no such laws. In the Middle and Southern Colonies, there was rich fertile soil. In the New England Colonies, the soil was rocky, but there were many other jobs available, such as fishing (document 3). In the Middle Colonies, they were able to grow a lot of grain and became known as the “Breadbasket Colonies.” In the Southern Colonies, farmers produced indigo, rice, grain, tobacco, and cotton because they had very fertile soil and a long growing season (document 3). The southerners were usually very rich and owned huge farms called plantations. Slaves worked on these plantations to produce more crops (document 4). Some plantations were located near waterways, which helped farmers grow and trade more goods (document 4).
There was not too much religious opportunity in England. The King of England separated from the Catholic Church and formed his own religion. Englishmen were not allowed to practice their ...

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Added: 5/18/2011 05:45:09 PM
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Category: American History
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