Week 5 Notes - February 7, 2011 o Pocahontas/John Rolfe...

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February 7, 2011 o Pocahontas/John Rolfe – marriage arranged in hopes to form an o John smith o Tobacco o 1622 – 4500 settlers o 1622 – Indian uprising o 1624 – James I revoked charter (no longer private company) o Royal colony – colony would be subject to English control; in comparison, still much more lax compared to Spanish rule of Spanish colonies o King and privy council (council of very careful councilors; met in a very small room) appoint governor Royal governor had the power to veto any o House of Burgesses (legislation) – simply a smaller version of the Parliament; a legislative body that passed acts and laws; laws could be voted by English governor; generally they were not vetoed; to be part of the House, u had to have land; however, more people, in terms of percentages, owned land (50% of population) as compared to england Virginia, then, was very democratic since so many more people could vote; Europe was much more oligarchic Burgess is a term that simply refers to the middle class o Anglican church established - o Model o Maryland – established shortly after
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Week 5 Notes - February 7, 2011 o Pocahontas/John Rolfe...

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