Colonial America 10 words

  1. colonize
    settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
    In the late 16th century, England, Scotland, France, Sweden, Spain and the Netherlands began to colonize eastern North America.[1]
  2. Roanoke
    a city in southwestern Virginia
    Many early attempts—notably the English Lost Colony of Roanoke—ended in failure, but several successful colonies were established.
  3. Jamestown
    a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk; site of the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607
    The Dutch of New Netherland, the Swedes and Finns of New Sweden, the English, Irish and German Quakers of Pennsylvania, the English Puritans of New England, the English settlers of Jamestown, and the "worthy poor" of Georgia, among others—each group came to the new continent and built colonies with distinctive social, religious, political and economic styles.
  4. settler
    a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    European settlers came from a variety of social and religious groups.
  5. colony
    a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
    The colonial history of the United States covers the history from the start of European settlement and especially the history of the 13 colonies of Britain until they declared independence in 1776.
  6. puritan
    someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
    The Dutch of New Netherland, the Swedes and Finns of New Sweden, the English, Irish and German Quakers of Pennsylvania, the English Puritans of New England, the English settlers of Jamestown, and the "worthy poor" of Georgia, among others—each group came to the new continent and built colonies with distinctive social, religious, political and economic styles.
  7. Quakers
    a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
    The Dutch of New Netherland, the Swedes and Finns of New Sweden, the English, Irish and German Quakers of Pennsylvania, the English Puritans of New England, the English settlers of Jamestown, and the "worthy poor" of Georgia, among others—each group came to the new continent and built colonies with distinctive social, religious, political and economic styles.
  8. frontier
    a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
    Some historians add a fifth region, the frontier, which was never separately organized.[1]
  9. settlement
    the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
    The colonial history of the United States covers the history from the start of European settlement and especially the history of the 13 colonies of Britain until they declared independence in 1776.
  10. Britain
    a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    The colonial history of the United States covers the history from the start of European settlement and especially the history of the 13 colonies of Britain until they declared independence in 1776.