Colonial America Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Colonial America.

  • 28 Student Essays
  • 8 Encyclopedia Articles
  • ...and more

Study Pack

The Colonial America Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (8)

9,895 words, approx. 33 pages
Colonial Women The story of the colonial era has usually been told as if white European males acted alone in settling North America. Prior to the mid-twentieth century, history books generally gave on... Read more
7,787 words, approx. 26 pages
Old World Models. Throughout history all societies have had sports of some kind. The Native Americans had a long history of both team games and individual contests. Some of the team sports were also ... Read more
14,272 words, approx. 48 pages
Old World Customs. European colonists came to America with assumptions about what constituted a good house, family, farm, community, food, and entertainment. They drew these ideas from what they had ... Read more
18,402 words, approx. 62 pages
Transplantation. The European settlement of the New World, with its subjugation of the native peoples between 1492 and 1900, constitutes one of the largest migrations of peoples in human history. Eur... Read more
27,229 words, approx. 91 pages
English Precedents. It is vital when studying colonial history to recognize that the American provinces descended from and were still part of a rich Old World past. It is a mistake to automatically p... Read more
14,089 words, approx. 47 pages
Early Exploration. English exploration and settlement of the Atlantic seaboard of North America began at the end of the sixteenth century. This development followed Spanish and French exploration dur... Read more
17,487 words, approx. 59 pages
The Limits of Taste in Seventeenth-Century British America. The homeland of the first English colonists boasted a culture of high artistic achievement. William Shakespeare was still writing plays as ... Read more
11,433 words, approx. 39 pages
Major Powers and Leaders Major Conflicts Read more