Test notes - Early Invasion and Non-English settlement I....

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Early Invasion and Non-English settlement I. Columbus a. Accomplishments b. Problems with interpretation c. Why start with Columbus? i. Columbus brought the new world to the attention of the Europeans ii. Shifted European economic focus to the new world as well d. “Columbian Exchange” II. Spain--- The First Empire a. Spanish approach b. Areas that became the U.S. i. Florida 1. St. Augustine a. Oldest American settlement by Europeans ii. New Mexico and Southwest III. Other Empires a. France b. Dutch and Swedes i. The Dutch settled New Netherland and New Amsterdam in what is now New York ii. The Swedish brought the log cabin to America Native Inhabitants of New World I. Theories of original settlement II. Status of settlement in 1492 a. Numbers b. Diversity c. Impact on environment
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III. Differences with Europeans a. Natives are more migratory b. Europeans saw natives as lazy and wasteful because they would move on from place to place after using the land c. Europeans are much more hierarchal than the natives d. Natives saw nature as a deity; whereas the Europeans saw it as something to be conquered and owned IV. Sift in balance of power a. Disease b. Disruption c. Dependence V. Long-term patterns of interaction a. Conflict b. Accommodation Overview of British Empire I. Differences with Spanish Empire a. Spain and France controlled their colonies by the crown b. Britain mostly just sold land and loosely ruled over it c. Britain also assumed that all their colonies were there for the benefit of England d. Spain was here for gold, France was here for trade e. Unlike the other countries, England wanted a huge portion of their population to move to the Americas to solve the overpopulation problem in their country II. Differences between British colonies a. Virginia i. Mostly male, there to make money and then go back home b. New England i. Families, there to live their lives out. Formed permanent towns Jamestown and Chesapeake Bay Virginia and Maryland
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I. Failure of Roanoke Island colony (1587) a. Set up, like all English colonies, by a company, funded by a charter from the queen, to start a colony b. Sir Walter Rally i. Man who was given the charter 1. In charge of getting people and supplies and everything to the colony ii. About 75 people- all male, were the first to go there 1. Complete failure a. Returned to England after a year iii. 2 nd try- about 120 people- mix between men and families 1. Went to the same spot and had the same problems that they had the first time a. First English child born in the new world was born on Roanoke Island. John White, leader of the colony, was the grandfather of the child c. John White leaves the colony, goes back 3 years later and the colony is gone i. The only thing found was a carving on a tree that said Croatoan II. Jamestown (1607) a. Background i. King James provides the charter to the Virginia company 1. People invest stock in it and everything a. Were looking for gold, olive production, and wine growing
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course BIO 1000 taught by Professor Dkdjs during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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