Chapter Two PSDs:
2-2 #3,4; 2-3 #1,3; 2-4 #1; 2-5 #1,2,3 QFT#1; 2-6 #1,2,3; 2-7 #1; 2-8 #1; 2-9#1,2,3; QFT#1,3;
2-10 #1,3 Due: 8/30
3) Smith tells in the document that the Indians, although hostile upon first landfall, became
friendlier as time went on, after the agreements for peace were made. This led to trade between
the settlers and the natives, which played a larger role in keeping the settlers alive, as they had
little food, and few means by which they could attain any.
4) Smith felt as though the settlers would rather rot and starve rather than work to feed and save
themselves because when they arrived at their settlement, they did not plant any sort of crop to
perpetuate their survival once the provisions they brought with them were gone.
1) It is obvious that Smith was thinking that the colony would become self-sufficient, able to
provide for itself in terms of crops, livestock and game; in addition, able to defend itself to an
extent if necessary.
3) Items that are missing that could be attained from the surroundings of the colony would be
wood and other building materials, such as pitch and sinew, feather down from birds (geese), and
of course water for cooking, and making other drinks.
1) The courts took the issue of runaway servants very seriously, because not only was it
effectively stealing from who ever paid for the servant in question, but also due to the fact that
they whole economic system depended upon the larger plantations, which depended on servants
to produce their product, to ship off goods to England in exchange for other essential items.
1) Bacon’s Rebellion was the first serious tax revolt in American history because at that period
of time the people living in Virginia had just begun to truly experience the situations inherit with
a growing civilization, such as need of land and the rulings of a government larger than a town
council. Before that point, there was no real conflict in terms of land management or taxation, as
well as class stratification.
2) The Indian assaults were the perfect platform by which Bacon was able to rally a relatively
large number of men to his cause and thereby pose a threat to the larger, presumably corrupt
government. There were, of course, deeper problems in the colony, the main concern of which
was the wealthy’s refusal to take action, due to there contempt for the poor yeoman farmer.
Bacon saw Berkeley as a corrupt government figure and saw the Indian conflict as the means to