The colonial history of the United States covers the history of European settlements from the start of colonization in the early 16th century until their incorporation into the United States of America. In the late 16th century, England, France, Spain, and the Netherlands launched major colonization programs in eastern North America. Small early attempts sometimes disappeared, such as the English Lost Colony of Roanoke. Everywhere, the death rate was very high among the first arrivals. Nevertheless, successful colonies were established within several decades.
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James Oglethorpe was a philanthropist from England who established which colony as a haven for the poor and the persecuted?CorrectIncorrect
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Colonial triangular trade involved the exchange of rum, molasses and …CorrectIncorrect
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William Bradford was the first governor of which colony in America?CorrectIncorrect
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Who was the first man to openly practice religious toleration in America?CorrectIncorrect
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The Disney movie has Pocahontas spending the last part of her life in the New World but she really died in …CorrectIncorrect
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Who came to the New World on the Mayflower?CorrectIncorrect
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Wealthy landowners called patroons, who shared the responsibility for settling the Hudson River Valley, were of what nationality?CorrectIncorrect
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Virginia Dare was the first English child born in the New World. She was born in …CorrectIncorrect
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English claims in North America were based on the explorations of …CorrectIncorrect
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Official permission to establish an English colony in America was given by the king in the form of a …CorrectIncorrect