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  1. Puritanism
  2. Covenant
  3. Virginia Company
  4. pre-Columbian era
  5. Joint-stock company
  1. a a group of investors who bought the right to establish New World plantations from the king
  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 all Puritans believed they had this with God; the concept was central to their entire political and religious philosophy
  4. d joint-stock company that funded Jamestown; named for the virgin Queen Elizabeth
  5. e period before Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World, when N America was populated by Native Americans

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. colony founded in 1607, funded by a joint-stock company
  2. a tract of land, usually about fifty acres, that was granted to colonists and potential settlers
  3. Dutch governor; weakened by clashes with Native Americans; surrendered to Charles II of England peacefully when he waged a war against the Dutch Republic and sent a naval force to capture New Netherland
  4. governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony; delivered the "city upon a hill" sermon on the ship Arabella
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Duke of YorkPequots attacked Wakefield and killed 9 colonists; colonists retaliated and burned a main Pequot village, killing 400; resulted in the near-destruction of the Pequots


  2. Powhatan Confederacygroup of local tribes near Jamestown who taught the English what crops to plant and how to plant them


  3. South Carolinasettled by Virginians and developed into a Virginia-like colony


  4. 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


  5. Mayflower Compactship of the pilgrims; headed for VA but went off course and landed in modern-day Massachusetts (Plymouth)