US History A - Unit 1
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Italian navigator who landed in Central America while looking for a route to India.
The greatest Empire of the 14th and 15th century, located in central Mexico known for their advanced technology and irrigation systems.
Spanish conquerors who came to the New World in search of gold and wealth - conquered Mexico, Central America, and Peru.
First permanent English settlement; located in Virginia. Tobacco saved this settlement.
English Puritans who founded Plymouth colony in 1620
Puritan governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Wanted to create a "City upon a hill" - a society for the world to imitate.
The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus's voyages.
King Philip's War
War that ended most Indian resistance in New England - between the settlers and the Wampanoags.
Headrights were parcels of land consisting of about 50 acres which were given to colonists who brought indentured servants into America.
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
1676 - Nathaniel Bacon, western Virginia settlers, and freed slaves were angry at Virginia Governor over lack of land and fear of Native American attacks. They marched on Jamestown and burned the city. The rebellion ended suddenly when Bacon died of an illness.
A religious group who wanted to purify the Church of England. They came to America for religious freedom and settled Massachusetts Bay.
An economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by selling more goods to other countries than they bought. It limited trading options for the colonists
A three way system of trade during 1600-1800s Africa sent slaves to America, America sent Raw Materials like tobacco to Europe, and Europe sent Guns and Rum to Africa
Laws that governed trade between England and its colonies. Colonists were required to ship certain products exclusively to England. These acts made colonists very angry because they were forbidden from trading with other countries.
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