History 127 Midterm Study Guide

History 127 Midterm Study Guide - History 127 Midterm Study...

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History 127 Midterm Study Guide 1. Headright System The London Company instituted the headright system in 1618 to attract labor and new capital. It stated that anyone who paid his or her own passage to Jamestown received fifty acres of land plus another fifty acres for each additional individual they bring. This system increased the number of people coming over from England. 2. “City Upon a Hill” According to Puritan leader John Winthrop, the first Puritan colony established is a model of piety for all. 3. Bacon’s Rebellion A variety of simmering tensions (caused by depressed tobacco prices, rising taxes, roaming livestock, and crowds of freed servants greedily eyeing Indian lands) contributed to the tangled events that have come to be labeled Bacon’s Rebellion. The roots of the revolt grew out of a festering hatred for the domineering colonial governor, William Berkeley. He catered to the wealthiest planters, granting them most of the frontier land and public offices. He despised commoners. The large planters who dominated the assembly levied high taxes to finance Berkeley’s regime, which in turn supported their interests at the expense of the small farmers and servants. With little nearby land available, newly freed indentured servants were forced to migrate westward in their quest
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