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Colonial America (1492-1776)
Why the Settlers Came

Colonial America (1492-1776)
Colonial America (1492-1776)


Why the Settlers Came
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.59

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    colonial, finding, various, inexpensive, timber, outer, wealth, servant, freedom, settled, power, settle, natural, increase, early, religious
     content words:    Roman Catholics, Great Britain, Native Americans, United States


Why the Settlers Came
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Why would a family pack up everything they owned, buy passage on a ship, and set sail for a faraway new world?
 
2     Most of America's early settlers came from Europe. Europe had big, beautiful cities, art, music, fine clothing, famous universities, royal leaders, and much more. Why did some Europeans make the hard decision to leave?
 
3     Some of America's early settlers came from Africa. Africa also had beautiful cities and ancient cultures. It had a wealth of open spaces and natural resources. Why did some Africans leave for America?
 
4     During the colonial period, thousands of people came to America, and many different reasons brought them here.

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