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Title: Salem Witch Trials and Middle Colonies


1
Salem Witch Trials and Middle Colonies
2
Salem Witch Trials
  • What caused the witchcraft craze throughout
    Europe?
  • What sent many refugees into Salem Village?
  • What events began the witch hunt in Salem in
    January of 1692?
  • Explain the details of the trials.
  • What was the aftermath of the Salem Witch Trials?

3
The Middle Colonies
  • The Big Idea
  • People from many nations settled in the middle
    colonies.
  • Main Ideas
  • The English created New York and New Jersey from
    former Dutch territory.
  • William Penn established the colony of
    Pennsylvania.
  • The economy of the middle colonies was supported
    by trade and staple crops.

4
Main Idea 1The English created New York and New
Jersey from former Dutch territory.
  • New York
  • Dutch founded New Netherland in 1613 as fur
    trading post.
  • New Amsterdam was center of fur trade.
  • Peter Stuyvesant led the colony from 1647-1664.
  • English captured colony in 1664 and renamed it
    New York.
  • New Jersey
  • English took control in 1664.
  • The colony occupied land between the Hudson and
    Delaware rivers.
  • Had diverse population, including Dutch, Swedes,
    Finns, and Scots.

5
Main Idea 2 William Penn established the
colony of Pennsylvania.
  • Society of Friends, or Quakers, was one of
    largest religious groups in New Jersey.
  • Quakers, who supported nonviolence and religious
    tolerance, were persecuted.
  • William Penn founded Pennsylvania, a larger
    colony for Quakers that provided a safe home.
  • Penn limited his power, established an elected
    assembly, and promised religious freedom to all
    Christians.

6
Main Idea 3 The economy of the middle colonies
was supported by trade and staple crops.
  • Middle colonies had good climate and rich soil to
    grow staple crops, crops that are always needed.
  • Crops included wheat, barley, and oats.
  • There were slaves, but indentured servants were a
    larger source of labor.
  • Trade to Britain and the West Indies was
    important to the economy of middle colonies.

7
Womens Contributions
  • Ran farms and businesses, such as clothing
    stores, drugstores, and bakeries.
  • Some were nurses and midwives.
  • Most worked primarily in the home.
  • Married women managed households and raised
    children.
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