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Bauer 1 1. Who taught Virginias how to grow tobacco? -Only Indians bothered to cultivate tobacco until John Rolfe, a settler who achieved notoriety by marrying Pocahontas, realized this local weed might be a valuable export. 2. Describe the role of tobacco in colonial Virginia. -Virginias finally possessed a way to make money that proved relatively easy to grow. King James decided a vice that generates revenue is not really so bad. 3. What was Virginia’s representative assembly, and why was it notable? -House of Burgesses. Sandys wanted private investors to develop their own estates in Virginia, before 1618, there had been little incentive to do so, but by relaxing Dale’s martial law and promising an elective representative assembly called the House of Burgesses, Sandys thought
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Unformatted text preview: he could make more attractive to wealthy speculators. 4. Why was Maryland founded, and who was largely responsible for its founding?-The driving force behind the founding of Maryland was Sir George Calvert, Later Lord Baltimore. Cecilius, the second Lord Baltimore, wanted to create a sanctuary for England’s persecuted Catholics. He also intended to make money. 5. Why were the first New England colonies founded, and how did this vary from the Chesapeake colonies?-6. What was the document with which the pilgrims established a civil government for their colony?-To preserve the struggling community from anarchy, 41 men signed an agreement known as the Mayflower Compact to ‘covenant and combine our selves together into a civil body politick”...
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