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and their own plots.
- Indentured servants, who were generally lower-class
people who came over in hopes of advancement, had
tough lives, even though they would, if they managed to
survive the first years [many epidemic diseases made
this easier said than done], receive “freedom dues” and
be permitted to live as independent farmers.
6 - But overall, also b/c courts protected against excessive
abuse, until the 1670s [when tobacco prices began to
decline] America provided real opportunities. After 1670
land became harder to acquire and correspondingly in
1681 Maryland dropped the requirement that servants
get land afterwards.
*The Founding of New England*
- Two separate groups contributed to the founding of
New England: Separatists (Pilgrims) – The Pilgrims were even
stricter than the Puritans, and felt that they had to
split from the Anglican Church b/c it was too
corrupt to ever be reformed. Congregationalists (Puritans) – The Puritans
simply believed that the Anglican Church was too
Catholic and needed to be purified. The Puritans
were also essentially Calvinists.
- Eventually the area filled out with many other people,
who were not necessarily Pilgrims or Puritans and simply
came for economic reasons, and so on. Nevertheless,
the leaders of the initial colonists left an indelible imprint
on the region – their idealism persisted for decades at
the very least.
- The colonization of New England began when in 1609 a
Separatist congregation moved to the Netherlands,
where they could practice freely. They disliked the
Netherlands, however, b/c toleration also meant that 7 many other religious sects unacceptable to the
Separatists were about.
- Consequently, they obtained permission from the
Virginia Company to colonize New England and left in
September 1620 on the Mayflower with a whole bunch
of non-Separatists. To make sure that they would still be
in command when they landed, the Separatist leaders
drafted the Mayflower Compact.
- The Mayflower Compact...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.
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