Name given to New Amsterdam by the Duke of York after he was given the colony by his brother, King Charles II.
Wealthy English gentleman that presented a plan to King Charles asking for land in America in place of repayment of a loan his father had made to the King.
William Penn negotiated treaties with this group because he believed the land belonged to them and settlers should pay for it.
Maryland and Pennsylvania
Dispute between the Calvert family and the Penn family over the boundary between these places.
Act of Toleration
Passed by Lord Baltimore to protect the Catholics from any attempt to make Maryland a Protestant colony; granted Protestants and Catholics the right to worship freely.
Wealthy young planter and leader in the western part of Virginia that opposed the colonial government because it was dominated by easterners.
"greatest rebel that ever was in Virginia"
Govenor Berkeley declared that Nathaniel Bacon was the ________________________________________.
Attacks by angry westerners on Native American villages that showed the settlers were not willing to be restricted to the coast.
Created as a debtor's colony, but it received few debtors and became a place with the highest percentage of non-British settlers in the Americas. Founded in 1733.
Rene'-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
Followed the Mississippi river all the way to the Gulf of Mexico; claimed the area around the river for France.
Settlers that paid their lord an annual rent and worked for him for a fixed number of days each year.
French and Native Americans
Had a good relationship with one another; better than other European settlers
soldiers, missionaries, and settlers
Sent by Spain to protect their claims in present-day New Mexico.