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5: English Colonization After 1660

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    • 5.10: Bibliography
    • 5.1: Introduction
    • 5.2: The English Background (1660-1715)
    • 5.3: The Carolinas
    • 5.4: The Middle Colonies
      During the early part of the seventeenth century, the English focused on developing their colonies in New England and the Chesapeake, thereby largely neglecting the land between the two settlements. So, the Dutch and the Swedes began to settle the mid-Atlantic region along the Hudson and Delaware Rivers. By the early 1680s, the English had turned New Netherland into several proprietary colonies, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
    • 5.5: Georgia - The Final Colony
      Georgia was the last of the original thirteen colonies to be established. As British settlement spread to the south and west, it came into increasing contact with the Spanish in Florida and the French in the Mississippi River valley. From an imperial viewpoint, Georgia functioned as buffer zone between British settlements and their imperial rivals; the new colony was to be a garrison province that would defend the British, especially from Spanish Florida.
    • 5.6: Conclusion
    • 5.7: Critical Thinking Exercises
    • 5.8: Key Terms
    • 5.9: Chronology

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