Political Traditions Are Brought From England
English colonists began to settle in North
America in the late 1500s –
First successful English colony was
Jamestown, settled in 1607 by members
of Virginia Company of London, a
By 1620, Puritans established
Massachusetts Bay Colony, wanted to
escape religious persecution in England.
British colonization continued for next
Thirteenth colony – Georgia –
established 1732 by city-dwelling
alcoholic debtors looking for new start.