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Mr. Alkhateeb's Jamestown Prezi

Firas Alkhateeb

on 14 September 2011

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Transcript of Jamestown

Wowing template. Click through in 20 steps. Here is something small... Here is some context. Provide some common ground.
Or something from the present, that we should look beyond. 1. A base for privateers
2. Supply station for "N.W. Passage"
3. New markets to sell goods
4. England was too crowded -The main thing English explorers were looking for was a Northwest passage to Asia
-Thus English captains mapped out large parts of Canada & U.S. Reasons to Settle Gotta make money English Explorers Jamestown An Example: 30 Photo credits: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr So... -Privateers raided Spanish ships carrying gold from the New World
-These raids severly hurt the Spanish finances
-This was one reason to establish settlement in the N.W. A new settlement -English investors got a charter from the king to establish a joint-stock company (the Virginia Company)
-This company would be in charge of running the colony
-The point of the colony was to make money -Conflict with Native Americans
-It's not easy to make money in the New World
-Horrible location
-Not enough food
-Bad leaders Colony's Problems Government -Since they couldn't make money, English government took control of colony (became a royal colony)
-They established a legislature of representatives -> The House of Burgesses
-Self-government! Indentured Servitute -Those who couldn't afford the boat ride, agreed to work for landowners in Virginia
-In exchange for 7 years of work, they get the trip to the Americas
-Most never made it 7 years
-100,000 to 150,000 people came as indentured servants Conflict -The British were used to replacing native populations (Ireland!)
-Instead of allowing Native Americans to intermarry, they tried to push natives off land and replace their culture
-This (obviously) caused a lot of tension between settlers and Native Americans -More westward settlment meant more tension with Indians
-Wealthier men in the east didn't care for frontier settlers
-Nathaniel Bacon raised an army in 1676 to fight Indians
-Ended up fighting Governor Berkely
-Rebellion eventually failed, but was important
-What connections to today's politics? Bacon's Rebellion
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