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Some extra questions to consider…

Might these help you understand the material as well as help you on the test? YES.

Who was Bartolomeo de las Casas, and what did he claim about Spanish colonization efforts that later became part of the Black Legend?

What did the headright system entail?

What did the Virginia Company originally hope to accomplish in the New World?

Why was the colony of Georgia founded?

What did Anne Hutchinson believe that got her into trouble with Massachusetts’ authorities?

How was New Netherland different from its neighboring colonies?

What were the causes of King Philip’s War, and what were the consequences?

Why, specifically, were Quakers unpopular in England?

How did Pennsylvania’s policies toward the Indians differ from the rest of the colonies in North America?

Who was William Bradford, and why was he important?

Who, exactly, were “the elect?” What were the practical effects of the belief in “predestination?”

What was the Act of Toleration, and how “tolerant” was it?

Although Africans were first brought to Jamestown in 1619, why weren’t they immediately preferred to indentured servants as the main source of labor?

What were the differences between the New England Confederation and the Dominion of New England?

What was meant by “salutary neglect,” specifically?

What was the most populous colony in the American colonies by 1700?

What did Sir Edmond Andros do to attempt to reassert the power of the English king?

Why did the English colonists’ relations with the Powhatans eventually sour?

What were two major exports of the Carolinas early in the settlement period?

What role did John Smith play in the founding of Jamestown?

What was the purpose of the Connecticut Blue Laws?

What impact did the Barbados slave codes have upon the American colonies, particularly in the South?

In what ways were the Crusaders indirectly responsible for the discovery of the New World?

What were the differences between families in the Chesapeake area versus families in New England?


Terms and questions for chapters 5 and 6

Chapter 5 is due Tuesday, and Chapter 6 is due Friday! Just a reminder. And these are in order according to the new book.

Chapter 5 Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution, 1700-1775

Identify the historical significance of the following:

Pennsylvania Dutch–Scots-Irish–Irish Catholics–Shenandoah Valley–Great wagon road–Paxton Boys

Regulator movement–Michel-Guillaume de Crevecoeur–“jayle birds”–diphtheria–bread colonies

tobacco–cod–triangular trade–rum/slaves/molasses–timber–naval stores–Molasses Act

taverns–established churches–Anglicans–Congregationalist Church–“dead dogs”

Arminianism–Great Awakening (First)–Jonathan Edwards–George Whitefield–Old lights–New lights

schisms–Princeton/Brown/Rutgers/Dartmouth–Cambridge–orthodoxy–John Trumbull

Charles Wilson Peale–Benjamin West–Phillis Wheatley–Poor Richard’s Almanack–Benjamin Franklin

John Peter Zenger–seditious libel–royal colonies–proprietary colonies–control over the purse

militia–“Popery”–Gary Nash–Christine Heyrman–Edmund S. Morgan

Be able to explain the following fully:

–Create a chart identifying the economic, social, and political differences among the northern, middle, and southern colonies.

–How were the poor treated in colonial society, and why was poverty so stigmatized in the American context?

–What role did Americans play in the developing global economy?

— What tensions (including those already mentioned in the questions above) influenced the first Great Awakening? How did the First Great Awakening influence modern American life?

–How important was membership in groups for early Americans, and what groups were most important?

Chapter 6 The Duel for North America, 1608-1763

Identify the historical significance of the following:

Huguenots–Edict of Nantes–Quebec–Samuel de Champlain–Iroquois–New France–coureurs de bois

voyageurs–Montreal–Jesuits–Antoine Cadillac–Louisiana–King William’s War–Queen Anne’s War

Kaskaskia, Vincennes, Cahokia–Schenectady & Deerfield–Peace of Utrecht–Acadia–“salutary neglect”

War of Jenkins’s Ear–King George’s War–Louisbourg–Ohio Valley–Ft. Duquesne–George Washington

Ft. Necessity–Acadians/ Cajuns–French and Indian War–Seven Years’ War–Albany Congress

Ben Franklin–Edward Braddock–regulars–buckskins–invasion of Canada–William Pitt–“Great Commoner”

James Wolfe–Plains of Abraham–Marquis de Montcalm–Battle of Quebec–Treaty of Paris (1763)

Pontiac’s uprising–smallpox–Proclamation of 1763

Be able to explain the following fully:

— What effects did the French and Indian War have upon the colonies?

— Examine the causes and effects of the Proclamation of 1763.

— Explain what is meant by the phrase “curse of colonial disunity” and its potential influence in the years before the American Revolution.