Period 2: 1607-1754

The English established their first permanent settlement at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. Soon, By the 1730s, they would control 13 colonies along the Atlantic coast from Maine to Georgia. These grew into towns, cities, farms, and plantations. In 1619, the first Africans arrived to Virginia and slave labor replaced indentured servitude. The colonies developed distinct regional differences based on geography and the background of their settlers.  This colonies provided a profitable trade and was home to a diverse population. Europeans from other nations and religions also settled in these colonies. Competition among the European nations led to the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War) beginning in 1754.

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AMSCO Readings 

Additional Readings 

Socratic Seminar

Period 2 homework and review by Adam Norris 

Review for Period 2

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