Europeans in North America

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1492

The year Christopher Columbus discovered America

alliance

formal agreement between groups or individuals

Atlantic Ocean

The ocean Christopher Columbus crossed to find America

British

This group settled along the Atlantic Ocean and created the original 13 colonies.

Christopher Columbus

Spanish sailer that discovered America

colony

settlement that is ruled by a faraway government

conquistadors

Spanish explorers or conquerers

Dutch

This people from the Netherlands settled New York first calling it New Amsterdam.

French

This group settled the Ohio River Valley and liked trading fur.

frontier

lands beyond settled areas

George Washington

led the British soldiers in 1754

indentured servants

worked the land for 7 years in exchange for passage across the Atlantic

Jamestown

One of the first English settlements

Middle

NY, NJ, PA, DE

Middle climate

moderate snowfall, longer grwoing season than New England.

Middle farms

medium size farms, grew European crops

missionaries

people who teach their religion to others

missions

religious settlements

New England

MA, NH, CT, RI

New England climate

long snowy winters, short growing season