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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The First Century of Settlement in the Colonial North (1600-1700)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Contrast the founding of the Puritan colonies in New England and the middle colonies, including a definition of a proprietary colony.

Explain why the early New England colonies were characterized by greater social stability than either the southern or middle colonies.

Explain how the legacy of the Reformation shaped the settlement of Puritan New England, Quaker Pennsylvania, and French Canada.

Compare and contrast relations between white settlers and Indians in New England, the Middle Colonies, and French Canada and, referring to, in the South and the Spanish Southwest as well.

Explain the significance of the Glorious Revolution in America.