Chapter 2 Outline: Beginnings of English America, 1607-1660 1. Introduction a.Of the 104 settlers that remained in Jamestown after the joint-stock company called the VirginiaCompany funded 3 ships to carry colonists to the Chesapeake Bay, how many of them were male? What does this tell you about the goals of the Virginia Company? 2. England and the New World: “What were the main contours of English colonization in the 17 th century?” a. Unifying the English Nation i. What impact did the Reformation have on England and its stability in the 1500s to 1600s? Lack of stability, executed Prots and Caths, not till Elizabeth restored Anglican ascendancy b. England and Ireland i. What methods did England use to pacify the Catholic population in Ireland? Military conquest, slaughter of civilians, seizure of land, dispatch of settlers ( Rather than seeking to absorb the Irish into English society, the English excluded the native population from a territory of settlement known as the Pale, where the colonists created their own social order.) ii.What evidence suggests that the English were attempting to use the same methods in North America towards the Indians? ii.What lessons could future colonial organizers take from what happened at Roanoke Island?
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