[Answered] HIST405N-Week 1 Discussion: The Cost of Expansion

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 3, 4
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, pick two (2) of the following settlements:

  • Southern colonies
  • Chesapeake colonies
  • Middle colonies
  • New England colonies

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Compare and contrast the settlement patterns.
  • What forces and ideas shaped their origin?
  • Examine the influence of religion for those settlements (e.g., Puritanism, Quakers, and the Anglican Church).

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Compare your selections and analysis of those selections with those of your peers. If they chose different settlements, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same settlements, build on their posts by providing additional information about the settlements that you have not already noted in your own post.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:


The New England and Southern Colonies

During the colonial era, the British colonized various regions across the land of America, which was then known as the Americas. Two of the core regions that the British took over were The New England and Southern colonies. These specific regions were occupied by English pilgrims throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. The main reason these English colonies were placed across America was that the population rate in Britain was booming, which caused the leaders to see this as an opportunity to reduce the flooding population through colonization. Thus, population outburst across England was one of the main origins of these colonies.

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