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Dispersed Rural Settlement Patterns

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Why did dispersed rural settlement patterns dominate the Midwest of the United States?

A

The early settlers came primarily from the New England colonies.

B

The early settlers knew that dispersed rural settlements were not as efficient as clustered settlements.

C

The early settlers wanted to reinforce their common religious beliefs.

D

The early settlers came primarily from the Middle Atlantic colonies.

E

The early settlers were forced to live in that pattern by the enclosure movement.