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  1. Dutch Republic
  2. Starving Time
  3. Jamestown
  4. Virginia Company
  5. Puritanism
  1. a colony founded in 1607, funded by a joint-stock company
  2. b Protestant movement led by English Calvinists; name derived from its adherents' desire to purify the Anglican church of Roman Catholic practices
  3. c 1609-10; bad conditions for Jamestown; some resorted to cannibalism while others abandoned the settlement to join Native American tribes
  4. d joint-stock company that funded Jamestown; named for the virgin Queen Elizabeth
  5. e largest commercial power in the 1600s; economic rival of the British

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. colonies owned by one person, who usually received the land as a gift from the king
  2. cash crop in Jamestown; was a huge success in England, and its success largely determined the fate of the Virginia region; requires vast acreage and depletes the soil, so it resulted in rapid expansion; its introduction led to the development of plantation slavery
  3. trade between the colonies, Europe, and Africa
  4. those who believe that monarchs are given their authority by God and are therefore deserving of all governing power
  5. all Puritans believed they had this with God; the concept was central to their entire political and religious philosophy

5 True/False questions

  1. New Yorkproprietorship; royal gift to James (Charles II's brother); declared a royal colony when James became king in 1685


  2. Interregnumperiod between kings, during which Puritans had little motive to move to the New World while Oliver Cromwell was in power, ruling England as a republic


  3. "headright"name given to Native Americans by Columbus, who believed he had reached the East Indies (really the Bahamas)


  4. Columbian Exchangejoint-stock company that funded Jamestown; named for the virgin Queen Elizabeth


  5. New Netherlandfort at the mouth of the Hudson River, established by the Dutch in 1626