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America Past and Present 7th Edition Ap Chapter 2 Outline

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  • on October 22, 2014
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The Chesapeake: Dreams of Wealth
-English interest in colonization declined after Roanoke
-Some still had interest, thought of the New World as good financial investment to give England adv. over Holland, France, and Spain
-Anti Catholicism/ hatred of Spain became English identity
-Colonies of Virginia and Maryland= Tobacco Coast
Entrepreneurs in Virginia
-New World settlements incredibly expensive
-Joint-stock companies created, investors would receive initial investment back over several years and a portion of the company’s profits
-Virginia started by such a company (the London Company/ the Virginia Company)
-Jamestown was founded near James River (horrible positioning geographically in terms of sickness and starvation, good in terms of attack by NA or Spaniards)
-Traditional English work experience was not suitable for Virginia, colonizers suffered early
-Rumors of vast wealth disappointed colonists  

Spinning out of Control
-Captain John Smith saved the colony
-Traded with NA, mapped Chesapeake
-Put Jamestown under tough military-esque control
-Colonists despised him, but he kept the colony alive
-English gov and the Virginia Company raised money for the colony, but bad luck and bad planning put the rejuvenation attempt awry
-Governor Lord De La Warr postponed departure to America, adding in more chaos
-1609-1610 was the lowest point for the colonists, many of them resorted to cannibalism
-NA presence increased tensions
-Powhatans and English were allies at first, but eventually grew to be enemies
-Powhatans attempted to annihilate the English twice, but the second attempt led to downfall of their empire (1644)
-De La Warr attempted to save the colony under martial law, but failed → investors lost their money

Importance of Tobacco  
-John Rolfe realized the potential in NA grown tobacco
-Tobacco was exported back to Europe and brought in much needed funds to Jamestown
-House of Burgesses was an elected...

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