Tea Brewing in Boston
In 1773, the British East India Company was overstocked with 17 million
pounds of unsold tea. If the company collapsed, the London government would
lose tax revenue. Therefore, the London government gave the company the
The Planting of English America
The Spanish were at Santa Fe in 1610.
The French were at Quebec in 1608.
The English were at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.
England's Imperial Stirrings
King Henry VIII broke with the Roman Catholic Church in the 15
Settling the Northern Colonies
The Protestant Reformation Produces Puritanism
German friar Martin Luther denounced the authority of the priests and popes when he nailed his
protests against Catholic doctrines to the door of Wittenberg's cathedra
The Duel for North America
In the late 1600's and early 1700's, Spain, England, and France fought over territory in North
America. The four big wars were: King William's War, Queen Anne's War, King George's War, and
the French and Indian War.
New World Beginnings
33,000 B.C. - A.D. 1769
225 Million Years Ago - Pangaea started to break apart.
10 Million Years Ago - North America was shaped by nature - Canadian Shield
2 Million Years Ago- Great Ice Age
35,000 Years Ago - The oceans were glaciers
American Life in the 17th Century
The Unhealthy Chesapeake
Half the people born in early Virginia and Maryland did not survive past age 20 due to widespread
At the beginning of the 18th Century, Virginia was the most populous colony wit
Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution
Britain governed most of North America by 1775 (32 colonies), but only 13
colonies had rebelled against the crown by this time. Canada, Jamaica, and
others did not rebel. This was due to the social, econ
Horsepower and Sailpower
The roadways in the colonies were in terrible condition.
An intercolonial postal system was established by the mid-1700s.
Two established, or tax-supported, churches were prominent in 1775:
the Anglican and
Life in the New England Towns
Massachusetts was at the front of the colonies attempting to abolish black slavery.
New towns were legally chartered by the colonial authorities, and the distribution of land was
entrusted to proprietors. Every family receive
Old Netherlands at New Netherland
Late in the 16th Century, the Netherlands fought for and won its independence from Catholic
Spain with the help of England.
In the 17th Century, the Dutch (the Netherlands) became a power. Golden Age. It fought 3 great