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America: From Discovery to the New Nation
Transcript of America: From Discovery to the New Nation
The Americas Pre-Columbus
Southern Mexico & Mesoamerica
Strong, centralized government
Incan road system
Quipu: "talking knots"
Thought he was sailing to India
worked for Isabella & Ferdinand of Spain
landed in the Bahamas in 1492
Motivations for Exploration
God, Gold, Glory
Fur trade, maritime trade
Maritime trade, colonization
Columbian Exchange: impact of conquest
Diseases: smallpox, influenza, measles
IMPACT: native population wiped out by diseases
Triangle Trade & Imperialism
use of african slaves develops in Caribbean
slaves first imported into Virginia in 1619
Economic philosophy or practice in which England
colonies to provide raw materials
to the Mother Country; the
colonies received manufactured goods in return
1st permanent English colony
House of Burgesses-first legislative elected body in N. America
Plymouth Pilgrims: 1620
Puritans: John Winthrop
"City on a Hill"
established to avoid religious persecution
Townhalls and elected Assembly
religious dissidents frm Mass.
Separation of Church & State
civil officials do not enforce religion
democratic majority rules
exile frm Mass.
last colony founded
founded as a haven for English debtors
Indentured Servitude: a person who is bound to work for another for a specified time (especially in return for payment of travel expenses and maintenance)
Founder: JAMES OGELTHORPE
King Phillip's War
Conflict w/ Natives
Wampanoag Indians; Chief Metacom
The New Englanders (Puritans)
Bloodiest per capita war
Effects of "King Phillip's War"
Decline of Native Americans in region
Destruction of New England town & economy
Forged "American" identity
Split in Christianity
loyal to Pope in Rome
very rigid hierarchy
adheres to medieval tradition
believe that catholic church is corrupt
more varied in beliefs
Do NOT accept Pope's authority
Spain, France, Portugal, Italy
England, Netherlands, German States