b Large plantations replaced small ones c Economic booms were set off in the

B large plantations replaced small ones c economic

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b. Large plantations replaced small ones c. Economic booms were set off in the colonies as England’s demand for cash crops sky-rocketed d. Life on a plantation was harsh, regardless of social class or wealth i. Death and disease was common e. Indentured Servitude i. Many people still came to the colonies because of the hope of owing their own land ii. Many worked for merchants by signing contracts to labor in America 1. Basically paid slaves at that point 2. Treated these workers like property 3. Most servants didn’t escape poverty f. African Laborers i. These people were literal slaves and were treated more harshly than the indentured servants ii. Began to surpass their masters in numbers iii. Masters used terror and force to keep their subjects in check 1. Created racist tension and racist legislature iii. Neo – European Colonies 1. New France a. Quebec was set up as a trading post in 1608 i. Furs were the most common trade item, as well as manufactured goods b. Also a center for missionary work i. Priests tried to convert the natives to Christianity c. Was made into a royal colony in 1662 i. Migration to New France increased, but only slightly ii. Residents had to pay heavy taxes to the French government iii. Only 15,200 people lived here 2. New Netherland a. The Dutch became powerful enough to employ more sailors and own more ships than any other European country
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Seth Isaacman Period 5 9/4/17 i. Henry Hudson was dispatched to find a navigable route to the East Indies 1. Found a fur paradise and built trading posts in current day Albany to take advantage of the trade opportunities ii. The Dutch settlements were much smaller as the Dutch could not support large scale migration 1. However it flourished as a trading center iii. The Dutch forged an alliance with the Iroquois and the Mohawks 1. They waged war against the Algonquian people 3. The Rise of the Iroquois a. They suffered from colonization, but were able to use their location between the French and Dutch colonies to their advantage b. They killed off and took control of competing tribes i. Expanded their lands and control c. The Iroquois suffered heavy losses at the hands of the French settlers i. They were able to hold on to a bit of influence and power 4. New England a. In 1620, 102 English Protestant settlers landed at Plymouth i. They came in communities and families unlike other settlers 1. Allowed them to quickly build up their population b. The Pilgrims i. Religious separatists that were seeking refuge 1. Group of Puritans 2. Sailed aboard the Mayflower and led by William Bradford ii. Only half of the original 67 members survived until spring 1. Plymouth survived after that though iii. A representative self – government was established c. John Winthrop and Massachusetts Bay i. Puritan exodus in 1630 to Massachusetts Bay 1. 900 migrants followed John Winthrop 2. Hoped to inspire religious reform 3. Created the Massachusetts Bay Colony 4. A community based purely on religion a. Bible was the law d. Roger Williams and Rhode Island
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Seth Isaacman Period 5 9/4/17 i. He was ousted from Boston due to his speaking out against the Puritan intolerance and seizure of Indian land 1. He also recommended a separation of church and state, which was not well –
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  • US History, The American, Native Americans in the United States, Charles I of England, Seth Isaacman

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