The three types of English colonies in America were charter, proprietary and royal. Colonies were classified according to how each colony was governed.
Before the English colonies in America were granted complete independence from Britain, they remained under the rule of the English monarchy. The King of England did allow for partial self-governing within some of the colonies. The type of arrangement made between the settlers and the monarchy determined the classification of that colony.
Charter colonies were governed according to a charter granted to the colony's government by the King of England. In proprietary colonies, the King gave the full right to govern to an individual or group in each colony. Governing in those colonies was done according to a charter agreement between the colony and the monarchy. Royal colonies, also known as crown colonies, were under the rule of the English Crown, governed by an official appointed by the King.Learn More
The Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the Americas was caused by the enormous demand for labor in the plantations of the America and Africa's already extant slave markets. It took little time for the demand to outstrip the supply of slaves.Full Answer >
Leif Eriksson was the first person from another country to actually discover America. It is commonly but mistakenly believed that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover North America, but Eriksson sailed toward the New World about 500 years before Columbus.Full Answer >
Amelia Earhart changed history by contributing to the women's rights movement in America, helping advance the social standing of women through her teaching and writing and her feats as a pilot. She is most well known for being the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, and her solo flight was an impressive accomplishment for a woman in that era. Outside the cockpit she was an active, high-profile member of the Woman's National Party and advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment.Full Answer >
There were many advantages and disadvantages to Columbus's travels to America, including the pro of advancing trade and the con of disrupting the lives of indigenous people. When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean, he made communication and trade possible between Europe and the Americas. Known as the Columbian Exchange, the transfer of food, animals, language, religion, and disease greatly benefited Europe and destroyed American indigenous cultures at the same time.Full Answer >