I. The Midcentury Challenge: War, Trade, and Social Conflict, 1750-1763
1) The French and Indian War
French claims and British claims overlapped so the British decided to befriend natives
and draw away the French-allied
A. Indian Goals
1) The Creeks wanted to become the dominant tribe -> attacked the Choctaws and
Apalchees. They attacked the Iroquois-speaking Tuscarora people too. They sold captives to
South Carolinian slave traders.
1) The Rise of the Iroquois
a. Iroquois conquered other Native American groups and waged with Algonquian
Indians. New France took their side.
b. Mohawks were the last to admit defeat , and they accepted Jesuits into their
I.The New Politics of Empire
1.1. The Rise of Colonial Assemblies
a. American assemblies copied the English whig party and limited power of crown
b. Constantly ignored the monarchs order to provide a royal gover
1. New Englands
A. Farm Families: Women in the Household Economy
Puritan society was patriarchal and women resumed a subordinate role.
Bearing and rearing children were the most important tasks and a web of leg
1) The Enlightenment in America
A. The European Enlightenment
Copernicus, a Polish astronomy, discovered that the Earth revolved around the sun and not
vice versa. His discovery undermined the power of the church and tha
1) African Laborers
a) Labor devoured indentured servitude and soon there werent enough servants to
feed to the growing plantations. There was a shift in slave trade.
b) Slavery was very gradual. The recognition of blacks
I. Colonies to Empire
A. The Restoration Colonies and Imperial Expansion
Conquered Spanish colonies and Dutch colonies.
1) The Carolinas
Proprietorship colony One person ruled the entire colony.
Proprietors envisioned t
A. Englands Tobacco Colonies
1) Sir Walter Raleighs three expeditions to North Carolina was a failure England
struggled with the concept of colonies in the beginning.
2) In 1606, King James I granted the Virginian Compa
A.P. U.S. History
A) Spanish rulers believed that there would be gold in North America because they
didnt know it was America. They needed an alternate route to Asia but the vastness
of America was larger than Columbus antici
1) Englands Tobacco Colonies
A) In order to get migrants to migrate, the Virginia Company allowed settlers to own
their own land and gave 100 acres to them. Those who imported slaves with them
got more land.
B) The Virgini