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Important People of Colonial America

Quiz by KALEIGH WEHMEYER

Grade 5
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    Explorer, author, British Admiral; in 1680 - first governor in the colonies at Jamestown, Virginia. Also helped create the first law-making assembly in the English Colonies, called the House of Burgesses, He befriended the local Native American tribes and began buying corn and learning ways of survival.
    John Smith
    30s
    113.16.b.1.B
  • Q2
    Puritan, nurse, mother of 15, spiritual advisor; Daughter of a minister, Anne grew up with strong religious beliefs. As an adult, in 1636-1638, she shook up the conservative Massachusetts Bay Colony by challenging the man in charge and accusing them not following the true Puritan teachings. This was unheard of from a woman. She was eventually banished from the colony. She was very important to religious freedom in the Colonies
    Anne Hutchinson
    30s
    113.16.b.1.B
  • Q3
    English religious leader who wanted religious freedom for all colonists and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he began the colony of Providence Plantation, where any religion could practice the way they wanted to, without persecution. Anne Hutchinson moved there after she was banished from Massachusetts Bay. This colony later became Rhode Island.
    Roger Williams
    30s
    113.16.b.1.B
  • Q4
    English Separatist leader; governor of Plymouth Colony five times. He was one of the original creators and signers of the Mayflower Compact, a document that the Pilgrim leaders (men) created; laws would be made as needed in the new Colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    William Bradford
    30s
    113.16.b.1.B
  • Q5
    English entrepreneur (businessman), real estate developer, Quaker; Founder of of the Province of Pennsylvania.
    William Penn
    30s
    113.16.b.1.B

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