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2012 Sem. 1- US HISTORY

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Jamestown
First successful settlement, Virginia. Named after King James. Had a disastrous start (hunger/disease). Powhatan indians killed all colonists livestock, ruined farms. Went from 600 to 60 people. About to leave, but more colonists coming from England pushed them back. Tobacco created, highly profitable.
Puritanism
Beliefs and practices of Puritans. Puritans want to "purify" or reform the Church of England.
New England
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
Middle Colonies
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Southern Colonies
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Mercantilism
a country's ultimate goal was self-sufficiency and that all countries were in competition to acquire the most gold and silver. concentrated on trade
Salutary neglect
idea that the colonies benefited by being left alone, without too much British interference
French and Indian Wars (Causes)
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