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1st lasting English settlement; meant to provide gold, God and glory to the mother country
VA Company of London
A joint-stock company: based in Virginia in 1607: founded to find gold and a water way to the Indies; three of their ships transported the people that would found Jamestown in 1607.
English nobility, who received large land grants in eastern Virginia from the King of England.
The mountain range running through the Eastern United States; marked the western border of the colonies
Colonists who received free passage to North America in exchange for working without pay for a certain number of years
What year were the first slaves brought to America?
House of Burgesses
1640 - The first legislative body in colonial America. Later became known as the General Assembly
What year was the first legislative body set up in VA?
Massachusetts Bay Colony
1629 - King Charles gave the Puritans a right to settle and govern a colony in the Massachusetts Bay area. The colony established political freedom and a representative government.
First New England Colony. It was founded in 1620 by Seperatist Pilgrims for religious freedom.
1620 - The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives. Seen in New England town meetings.
New England's economy was based off:
Subsistence farming, fishing
1635 - He left the Massachusetts colony and purchased the land from a neighboring Indian tribe to found the colony of Rhode Island. Rhode Island was the only colony at that time to offer complete religious freedom.
Farming in which only enough food to feed one's family is produced
A New England or Northern colony. It was the smallest of the original 13 colonies. Created by Roger Williams and believed in religious tolerance for all people.
A religious group who wanted to purify the Church of England. They came to America for religious freedom and settled Massachusetts Bay.
Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Cash Crops in South
Tobacco, Indigo, Rice
Religious revival in the American colonies of the eighteenth century, led to rise in Baptist and Methodist churches
A voyage that brought enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to North America and the West Indies
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