American History-Colonies

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Unformatted text preview: He is looking for an argument! Chapter Successful Colonies (North V. South)(Not so successful) Jamestown 1607 (Roanoke failed) Plymouth 1620 Homogenous (religiously) Puritans Saints Crops didnt succeed, nor did hunting or Fshing. NOT armers, weren't adequately prepared Many were leaving as soon as they could, many more were dying from starvation and disease The only thing that saved them was trade with the Indians (textiles, tools, alcohol) orbidden by management to trade Frearms with the Indians, but by the mid 16 th century, they were. Virginia: Super dependent on Indians they worried more about producing things to trade and sell than providing their own sustenance. Indians had power. Administrators turned Jamestown into a commune. Dales Code and forced people to go to work 1614-20s. orced people to not just grow tobacco very communistic. Indians at this time were not united and had no means or way to organize a rebellion The Indians beneFted from English trade. By the thing the Indians did have the incentive the English were too strong. Didnt think that there was a racial or biological difference, just thought that they were ignorant. The English felt that the Indians were like the poor in England it was a feeling of class instead of race. After Beacons rebellion turned it from a class issue to a race issue. Enclosure movement started in 16 th century, full on in 17 th-8 th century.The idea of property was being re-deFned and it was no longer a communal, there were no commons. Land ownership becomes ONLY private ownership Indians did not privatize their lands owned territory communally. Civilized people owned property privately, privative people owned it communally. Indians staggering death toll was a sign that Indians were being removed by some divine force that wanted the settlers to move into their land. Clearing away the old to make way for the new. Their superiority is supported by God. Tobacco is an extractive crop.. Depletes nutrients from the soil year after year the yields grow smaller. Planters had to get their hands on new territory- Chesapeake region there was a hunger for new land. Settlers would not change crops because tobacco more money. Willing to risk diplomatic pressure w/ indians in order to get more land. Plus the land was vacant and had no owner. Armed with negative attitudes towards Indians and Western Greed but not at the beginning usually Indians and English worked together for their own interest. C.1622 the Indians in Virginia tried to kill off the settlers Virginia Massacre Antagonism developed American History Title Chapter , American History Whites would look at the Indians as one group instead of separate tribes, there were traditional rivals between neighboring tribes. From the English they could get tools and weapons to ght these ghts the Indians saw them as...
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2008 for the course HIST 2675 taught by Professor Chet during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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