The first agreement for self-government in America; set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
The organization of Powhatan Tribes led by Chief Powhatan.
English colony in which the king gave land to proprietors in exchange for a yearly payment
The Bay colonists wanted to claim Connecticut for themselves but it belonged to the Pequot. The colonists burned down their village and 400 were killed.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
Set up a unified government for the towns of the Connecticut area; First constitution written in America.
King Philip's War
A series of battles in New Hampshire between the colonists and the Wompanowogs, led by a chief known as King Philip. The war was started when the Massachusetts government tried to assert court jurisdiction over the local Indians. The colonists won with the help of the Mohawks, and this victory opened up additional Indian lands for expansion.
A rebellion lead by Nathaniel Bacon with farmers to attack Native Americans in an attempt to gain more land
Peter Zenger Case
Free press case; he published articles critical of Brit governor William Cosby, found not guilty b/c the accusations were true.
The most serious slave rebellion in the the colonial period which occurred in 1739 in South Carolina. 100 African Americans rose up, got weapons and killed several whites then tried to escape to S. Florida. The uprising was crushed and the participants executed. The main form of rebellion was running away, though there was no where to go.
A movement during the 1760's by western North Carolinians, mainly Scots-Irish, that resented the way that the Eastern part of the state dominated political affairs. They believed that the tax money was being unevenly distributed. Many of its members joined the American Revolutionists.
1754 Intercolonial congress. Urged the crown to take direct control of Indian relations beyond the boundaries of the colonies. Drafted a plan of confederation for the continental colonies. was not ratified by any colony and parliament did not accept it.
Sons of Liberty
A radical political organization for colonial independence which formed in 1765 after the passage of the Stamp Act. They incited riots and burned the customs houses where the stamped British paper was kept. After the repeal of the Stamp Act, many of the local chapters formed the Committees of Correspondence which continued to promote opposition to British policies towards the colonies. The Sons leaders included Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.
occurred to protest enforcement of Navigation Acts, residents of Rhode Island boarded Gaspee and sank it, no trial in US - sent to England
Committees of Correspondence
Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
a series of 85 essays written by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay published in NY newspapers and used to convince readers to adopt the new constitution
French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
British and us agreed- British trade w/ Americans and the British leave northwest territory.
A treaty with Spain that gave the U.S. unrestricted access to the Mississippi River and New Orleans
An insult to the American delegation when they were supposed to be meeting French foreign minister, Talleyrand, but instead they were sent 3 officials Adams called "X,Y, and Z" that demanded $250,000 as a bribe to see Talleyrand.