Chapter4. American Life in the Seventeenth Century

Chapter4. American Life in the Seventeenth Century - Dan...

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Dan Herber Period 2 Ritter Chapter 4 American Life in the Seventeenth Century 1607- 1692 I. The Unhealthy Chesapeake Disease was rampant throughout the early Chesapeake settlers After the colonists gained immunities, their population skyrocketed II. The Tobacco Economy Farmers produced more and more tobacco, trying to create a profit in a expanding market More crops meant more people from England coming to work on farms The “headright” system gave workers land after they worked for a certain amount of time III. Frustrated Freeman and Bacon’s Rebellion Many colonists hated Virginia’s Governor William Berkeley and his policy of peace with the Indians In1676, a group of frontiersmen led by Nathaniel Bacon broke out of control against a series of Indian attacks This sparked a unhappiness among landless former servants IV. Colonial Slavery Slaves were brought as early as 1619 in Jamestown White slaves were much cheaper than black slaves at the beginning
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2008 for the course HIST 171 taught by Professor Ss during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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