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Colonial America

VUS.2 & VUS.3
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Joshua Barnard

on 9 January 2014

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Transcript of Colonial America

Colonial America
Reasons
for
European Expansion
God, Gold, Glory
Results
Colonization
Population Redistribution
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voluntary & involuntary
Created settlements
Native Americans lost their traditional lands and many died from diseases.
Spain settled the Caribbean, Central American, and South America
England (Great Britain) settled the American colonies
France explored and settled Canada and the modern day Midwest of the US without a mass migration.
Large Scale Migration from.....
In Contrast.....
Migration
Voluntary
Involuntary
Slaves
Religious Persecution
Economic Opportunity
English Nobility
Characteristics
New England Colonies
settled by Puritans, escaping religious persecution.
formed "covenant community"
principles based off their religion and the Mayflower Compact.
NE Colonies Cont...
intolerant of those who did not share their beliefs
also sought economic opportunities
practiced a form of direct democracy
Salem Witch Trials
Middle Colonies
Characteristics
settled by English, Dutch, and Germans
Reason Migrating:
Religious and economic freedom
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VA/Southern Characteristics
people seeking economic opportunity
early Virginians were called?????
Hint: English nobility who recieved large land grants
Means they recieved large land grants in eastern VA from the King of England
Western VA & the Shenandoah Valley
poor English immigrants
farmers and artisans
Indentured Servant????
a person who agreed to work on tobacco plantations for a period of time (7years)

this would pay for their passage to the New World

Before 1619, most workers were indentured servants NOT SLAVES
Jamestown???
established in 1607 by the Virginia Company
a business venture
1st permanent English settlement in North America
What is the name of the representative governing body of Virginia?
Correct!!!!
The General Assembly of Virginia

Originally called the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Established by the 1640s
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?
Exploration
+
Colonization

worldwide commercial expansion through the exchange of agricultural products between the colonies (America) and Europe.

led to the ideas of representative government and religious tolerance

this inspired similar transformations (changes) in other parts of the world
Before You Go You Should Know
(BYGYSK)
colonization and exploration led to population distribution
Native Americans lost their lands and suffered from disease
NE was settled by Puritans who were escaping religious persecution
Middle Atlantic Colonies were settled by English, German, and Dutch looking for economic opportunity
VA was settle by English looking for economic opportunity through the VA Co.
Jamestown = tobacco
indentured servants = worked 7 years to pay off passage
DO Now
On your 3X5 notecard list the following
Name
Where were you born?
How long have you gone to Louisa Schools
Your favorite subject
Your favorite food
Your favorite hobby
How do you feel about History class (3 3 sentences)?
Scotch-Irish
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