Apush notes chapter 17

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Unformatted text preview: d Anne Hutchinson. 10 Land distribution – In the Chesapeake, land was unevenly distributed. In New England, however, a few people would apply together for grants of land and would then plan villages in which everyone would get land. So, New England was much more egalitarian in that respect. Plantations vs. small towns – While the Chesapeake was composed of sprawling plantations New England mainly consisted of small towns. Family life – In the Chesapeake, the predominance of males, the high mortality rate, and the incidence of servitude led to few, small, short-lived families. In New England, by contrast, people moved to the colonies already in family units and there was consequently a more even male: female ratio, which led to numerous, large [it was healthier there] and longer-lived [they created grandparents] families. Parents had far more impact on their children’s lives, as they actually lived to see them grow up. - Clearly, the two regions developed very contrasting lifestyles over the years. American Societies Take Shape (1640 – 1720) *The Restoration Colonies* - In 1642 the English Parliament, led by Oliver Cromwell, rebelled against Charles I [the absolutist monarch wannabe]. They finally won in 1646, and Charles was subsequently executed; Cromwell assumed control of the gov’t until his death in 1660. After the bad experience 11 w/Cromwell [the Interregnum] the English decided to restore the monarchy, so Charles II arrived [The Restoration]. - All the events back in England had major consequences for the colonies. For one, since Puritans controlled the gov’t from the War until the Restoration, their migration to New England slowed down a lot. Additionally, after 1660 six new colonies were formed [The Restoration Colonies] but this time as proprietorships. - The founding of the restoration colonies is as follows… New York was originally a Dutch colony, but in 1664 Charles II gave the area to his brother James, the Duke of York [pretending the Dutch weren’t there, I guess]. So James organized an...
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