7.2c European nations established colonies in North America for economic, religious, and political reasons. Differences in climate, physical features, access to water, and sources of labor contributed to the development of different economies in the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.
Students will investigate the reasons for colonization and the role of geography in the development of each colonial region.
Students will examine the economic, social, and political characteristics of each colonial region
7.2d In New York, the Dutch established settlements along the Hudson River and the French established settlements in the Champlain Valley. Dutch contributions to American society were long-lasting.
Students will compare and contrast the early Dutch settlements with French settlements and with those in the subsequent British colony of New York in terms of political, economic, and social characteristics, including an examination of the patroon system.
Students will examine the changing status and role of African Americans under the Dutch and English colonial systems.
Student will examine Dutch contributions to American society, including acceptance of a diverse population, a d degree of religious toleration and right to petition. Students will examine Dutch relations with Native Americans.