Using primary sources (Links to an external site.), compare and contrast the experiences of at least 2 of the Thirteen original colonies. In your comparison, find and review the original charter of each colony (see Avalon (Links to an external site.) and Library of Congress (Links to an external site.)), paying attention to its stated purpose and objectives. How are the charters similar or different? For instance, you might compare Plymouth and Jamestown, or Georgia and Rhode Island.
When comparing the two charters (and colonial experience based on these two charters), consider: how the charter helped determine who had power (and who did not), how the charter influenced the growth of the colony, and how it impacted interactions with the Native Americans? What can we learn from these similarities and/or differences?
Note: A primary source is a document or artifact created at the time the event took place (such as the charters themselves). Your answer should use the charters, but can also use other primary sources (optional).
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