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5 Matching questions

  1. House of Burgesses
  2. "Indians"
  3. New Amsterdam
  4. Covenant
  5. John Rolfe
  1. a name given to Native Americans by Columbus, who believed he had reached the East Indies (really the Bahamas)
  2. b established in 1619 in VA; any property-holding, white males could vote; all decisions had to be approved by the VA Company
  3. c Virginia planter who introduced Orinoco tobacco as a cash crop and married Pocahontas
  4. d all Puritans believed they had this with God; the concept was central to their entire political and religious philosophy
  5. e fort at the mouth of the Hudson River, established by the Dutch in 1626

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. English who destroyed the Powhatan Confederacy, after numerous conflicts, in 1644
  2. Europeans were "carriers" of this disease; exposure to it resulted in the deaths of many Native Americans
  3. region around Jamestown (named after the bay); today is comprised mostly of Virginia and Maryland
  4. 1629-1642; movement of Puritans to the New World
  5. founded by Roger Williams; allowed for the free exercise of religion and did not require voters to be church members

5 True/False questions

  1. Headright systemintroduced by the VA Company as a means of attracting new settlers to the region and to address the labor shortage created by the emergence of tobacco farming; men already settled in VA were granted 2 headrights, while new settlers got one; wealthy investors could accumulate land by sponsoring indentured servants, one headright per servant; became the basis for an emerging aristocracy in colonial VA; infringed upon the rights on Native Americans


  2. Barbadosproprietorship granted to Cecilius Calvert/Lord Baltimore; a haven of religious tolerance for Christians, and the first major Catholic enclave in the New World; Protestants eventually outnumbered Catholics


  3. Triangular trade1609-10; bad conditions for Jamestown; some resorted to cannibalism while others abandoned the settlement to join Native American tribes


  4. Virginia CompanyQuaker, close friend of Charles II; given Pennsylvania; established liberal policies toward religious freedom and civil liberties in his colony; made PA one of the fastest growing of the early colonies; attempted to treat Native Americans more fairly than did other colonies and had mixed results


  5. Dutch Republiclargest commercial power in the 1600s; economic rival of the British