Directions: Read the short passage below, then review the two maps and answer the question at the bottom of the post. Record this answer in the Opening section of your binder.
Students have 10 minutes to complete this task.
By 1750, the American colonies were bursting with growth. Cheap land, new economic opportunities and religious freedom were big reasons why people came to the colonies. However, the colonies were also appealing because the King and British Parliament (the British Government) pretty much let them govern themselves. Each colony elected it's own assembly and created it's own laws, and this gave the colonists a sense of freedom that they did not have elsewhere.
As the colonies grew in population, many people began dreaming of moving west, across the Appalachian Mountains to a region called the Ohio River Basin. This land was appealing, because it was good farm land and there weren't as many people out there. There were a few problems though:
Write out the following paragraph, completing the missing parts in your own words.