Colonial America Summary

In the article “Colonial America”, the main idea is that colonial times was a time of great change. The Native Americans lives were changing, but not in a good way. When Europeans came to the colonies, they brought ideas like land owning. The natives had no idea what this was, because they all shared land. Some colonies made peace and traded with the Indians. But with other colonies, war broke out against the Indians. The settlers started taking the Indians’ food sources, and eventually, the natives were forced to move out west, where the settlers hadn’t settled yet. If you were a settler, your family was probably English. Some settlers were the pilgrims, who came to America in 1620. The pilgrims had come to practice religion. In 1619, slavery started. And lastly, most people lived in a small town or farm. Therefore, colonial times was a time of great change.

 

 

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