Chapter 2 Notes - Chapter 2 New World Experiments: Englands

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Chapter 2 New World Experiments: England’s Seventeenth-Century Colonies Introduction : In this chapter we examine the coming of the English to America and the establishment of the 13 original colonies. This chapter lays the foundation for many of the things to be studied later: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, among others. Glorious Revolution Roman Catholic James I was forced from the throne in a largely peaceful revolution This revolution altered the course of English and American history Chesapeake Bay colonies Virginia Maryland Virginia/Jamestown First permanent English colony in the New World Founded through the efforts of a joint-stock company, the Virginia Company of London Jamestown, the first community, located about thirty miles up the James River Low marshy ground with salt in the drinking water Workers spent much of their time looking for gold and silver rather than planting crops Captain John Smith – traded with the natives and restored order in the colony Smith holds colony together through work and order Powhatan Leader of the most powerful Indian confederation east of the Mississippi River A loose association of about 30 tribes with 14,000 and 3,200 warriors
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Chapter 2 Notes - Chapter 2 New World Experiments: Englands

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