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United States History Terms Prehistory to 1754 Iroquois League-  The “League of Peace and Power,” known as the indigenous people of North  America.  Hernan Cortes-  Spanish explorer who conquered the Aztec Empire  Jamestown-  1 ST  successful English settlement in Virginia (1607) The Stono Rebellion-  A slave rebellion in the colony of South Carolina, it was the largest slave  uprising before the Civil War  William Penn-  Quaker, established religious tolerance in colony  Origins of the Native populations of Americas and their interaction with Europeans  Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, English, French  Interactions: Trade The major early explorers of the Americas and the first settlement in the future United States/  The origins and early leaders of colonies  Plymouth, Jamestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Georgia, Maryland Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson (Hudson Bay to Carolinas- Dutch), Jaques  Cartier (St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes, Mississippi River- French)  Differences among governments and economies of the colonies  Growth in colony population  Government structure changes  Specialty in trade  South: major agriculture area- tobacco, indigo, rice, cotton  Main Ports: tidal rivers- ships go far inland- no need for cities because  the ships can go so far inland  North: lumber for ships, fish  Main Ports New England- cities and towns for trading  Boston- great port  Mid- Atlantic: large farms, staple crops- wheat and corn  Phili and NYC- trade places for Mid-Atlantic 
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The Political Relationship with the Old World and the colonies England becomes controlling over trade, all trade items must go through England!  Indentured Servitude and slavery in the colonies Indenture servants go to America and work for a set amount of time for “owner”  usually 7 years  Principal elements of colonial society including religion, family, social conflict  Education is very important  Religion- most colonies are accepting, however Massachusetts is intolerant  From Colonies to Nation: 1754- 1800  Mercantilism-  mother country attempting to control its trade with it colonies so threat it 
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course HIST 3373B taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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