Exploration, Discovery, & Settlement, 1492-1700

Exploration, Discovery, & Settlement, 1492-1700 - English...

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Cultures of North America had from under one million to over 10 million people Semi-permanent settlements of 300 Iroquois- League of the Iroquois Advanced politically sometimes w/ women as political leaders Highly ordered society- trade/ calendars Europe moves towards Exploration Improvements in technology- ships/ maps Protestant Reformation- religious motive Expanding trade- fierce competition Early Explorations Landed in the Bahamas Columbian exchange- plants, food, disease Treaty of Tordesillas Portugal got the right, Spain got the left Conquistadores- Encomienda system of land grants, asiento system of slaves
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Unformatted text preview: English & France slow to develop claims John Cabot, Sir Walter Raleigh, Jacques Cartier Dutch Claims New Amsterdam & the Dutch West India Company Early English Settlements Joint stock companies- ventures that could be profitable Jamestown (1607)- colonists nearly starved Puritan Plymouth Colony Mayflower & Thanksgiving Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop & the Great Migration Early Political Institutions Mayflower Compact (Plymouth) House of Burgesses (VA) Yearly elections (Mass.) European Treatment of Native Americans Spanish- “conquer, rule, intermarry” English- force them to move away French- economic & military allies...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIUS 201 taught by Professor Kett during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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