Exam 1 Study Guide

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Exam #1 Survey of American History Identifications: Columbian Exchange: Joint-Stock Company: 17 th Century. A business organization in which scores of people could invest without the fear of bankruptcy. These companies are significant as symbols of the English reliance on commerce for prosperity, their critical role in establishing 17 th century English colonies, and as commercial enterprises. “Headright”: 1619, This procedure allowed prosperous planters to build up huge estates while they also acquired dependent laborers and justified the notion that the wealth of a few justified the exploitation of many others. House of Burgesses: The first elected legislature (representative assembly: within what was to become the United States. 1619 Assembly that allowed wealthy planters a voice in government. Plymouth Plantation: Significant as the North American colony established by the Pilgrims (Separatists) who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620 to live a pure, primitive, and Godly life apart from the corruption of Europe. Puritans: 1517 Early settlers of Massachusetts and most of New England whose philosophy of life, code of values, and religious views permanently transformed American life and thought (e.g., the Protestant work ethic). Followers of Martin Luther that went against Catholic rules. Roger Williams: 1631 An early advocate of the separation of church and state, he founded the village of Providence in what would become Rhode Island. Preached extreme separatism and had a good body of followers. Quakers (Society of Friends): Because of Quaker egalitarian beliefs, Pennsylvania became one of the most liberal and open colonies of pre-revolutionary America, attracting a wide variety of people of offering freedom of religion, government based on the consent of the governed and open land laws. 1660 Strong support, believed all people had divinity between themselves. William Penn:
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Fall '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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Exam 1 Study Guide - Exam #1 Survey of American History...

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