All of the following european imports threatened the

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All of the following European imports threatened the Iroquois' existence: whiskey, diseases, and muskets. The Iroquois leader who helped his nation revive its old customs was Handsome Lake. The purpose of the periodic "mourning wars" was the large-scale adoption of captives and refugees. The Indians that had the greatest opportunity to adapt to the European incursion were inland tribes such as the Algonquians. After the purchases of slaves in 1619 by Jamestown settlers, additional purchases of Africans were few because they were too costly. The cultivation of tobacco in Jamestown resulted in the destruction of the soil, a great demand for controlled labor, soaring prosperity in the colony, and the broad-acred plantation system. The summoning of Virginia's House of Burgesses marked an important precedent because it was the first of many miniature parliaments to convene in America. A major reason for the founding of the Maryland colony was to create a refuge for Catholics.
At the outset, Lord Baltimore allowed some religious toleration in the Maryland colony because he hoped to secure freedom of worship for his fellow Catholics. Maryland's Act of Toleration actually sanctioned less religious toleration than what previously existed. Like Virginia, Maryland cultivated tobacco on plantations and created a high demand for labor. Tobacco was considered a poor man's crop because it could be produced easily and quickly. Sugar was called a rich man's crop because it had to be planted extensively, required the clearing of much land, required an elaborate refining process, and was a capital-intense business.

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