Lecture 3 - Unit 2: Contacts Points Lecture Outline 1....

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Unit 2: Contacts Points Lecture Outline 1. Indians and English in the Chesapeake 2. Puritan New England 3. The Middle Colonies Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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Contact Points 1. Indians and English in the Chesapeake
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1. To provide bases for raiding the Spanish in the Caribbean 2. To create trading posts where the Indians could buy English goods 3. To create plantations on which they could grow crops that they currently had to import all the way from Asia 4. To create a place to settle all the poor people crowding into London from the English countryside Elizabeth I’s reasons to colonize North America (Elizabeth reigned from 1558 to 1603)
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Sir Walter Raleigh funded the expedition that landed at Roanoke in 1584. When ships returned in 1590, the 115 colonists had vanished
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The Chesapeake Bay, site of the Virginia Company’s Jamestown colony (1607)… …and home to 24,000 Algonquian Indians
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Powhatan, Chief of the Algonquian Nation Left: John Smith’s Drawing Right: August Schellenberg in The New World (2005)
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A Model of the Jamestown Settlement, c. 1615 Disease and Starvation killed two thirds of the 100 Jamestown settlers in the first 9 months
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Pocahontas (Powhatan’s daughter) Left: Contemporary Engraving Right: Q’Orianka Kilcher in The New World (2005)
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By 1638 Virginia was producing 3,000,000 pounds of tobacco per year for sale in England (18th century engraving)
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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Lecture 3 - Unit 2: Contacts Points Lecture Outline 1....

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