UT.I. United States Studies: Students will understand how the exploration and colonization of North America transformed human history.
I.B. The era of the exploration and colonization of the Americas by Europeans marked the beginning of the recorded history of what is now the United States. This period also marked the beginning of global trade and cultural exchanges that would alter the lives of people around the world. This era would significantly affect the range of personal freedom among individuals and groups in the Americas. The growing conflicts between American Indian populations and European colonists, and the expansion of the African slave trade provide contrasts to the emerging development of self-rule.
I.1: Describe and explain the growth and development of the early American colonies.
I.1.e. Compare the geographic and cultural differences between the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies (e.g., religious, economic, political).
I.3: Distinguish between the rights and responsibilities held by different groups of people during the colonial period.
I.3.b. Explain how early leaders established the first colonial governments (e.g. Mayflower compact, charters).