English Colonies in America (We the People: Exploration and Colonization)

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Seeking to compete with its rivals Spain and France for a presence in North America, England established its first settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. England wanted permanent colonies for long-term wealth, as well as a place to send people who disagreed with the kings religion and politics. Englands 13 North American colonies were established over a period of 126 years. Though all were clustered along the Atlantic coast, they supported different types of lifestyles based on factors such as geography and religion. Though different, the colonies eventually united in their anger toward repressive English rule, igniting the revolution that led to the formation of the United States of America.

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Rebecca Fishkin is a freelance writer and editor and has worked as a journalist for several newspapers and magazines. Rebecca has enjoyed working with Operation Smile, an organization that cares for children suffering from cleft lips and palates. She has also worked as a program manager with agencies that focus on school readiness in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Rebecca now lives in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

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Queen Elizabeth I gave Sir Walter Raleigh a charter to explore and colonize North America in 1584. His first two efforts failed, but in 1607 a permanent English colony was established in Jamestown. This edition of the We the People series traces the rol --Children's Literature

Information about topics in United States history from pre-colonial to modern times is provided in this series for students at the older elementary and middle school levels. These dynamic and fact-filled books feature colorful and appealing pictures and a --MultiCultural Review

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