American Colonies: Prelude to Revolutions By: Josh Kessner History 140 Professor Arguelllo
Ch 13: Revolutions Dominion <ul><li>King James II consolidated the northern colonies into a sort of super colony that was named the Dominion of New England Colonies </li></ul><ul><li>It consisted of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and East and West Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut regained their own governments </li></ul><ul><li>There was a promise to maintain the Protestant Religion within these colonies </li></ul>
Ch 13: Revolutions Pirates <ul><li>It was during the late 16 th and early 17 th century that England had found a way to manipulate and attack the Spanish Empire </li></ul><ul><li>They found that attacking their foreign trading partners led to a lack of merchandise reaching its destination </li></ul><ul><li>Also there were gains from the attack amongst the trading partners </li></ul><ul><li>Also if there were crew members on board that disliked their captains, they could rebel and join the pirates </li></ul><ul><li>The downfall to the piracy act was that it was a democracy and it was based on whoever or whatever the pirates themselves decided to attack </li></ul>
Ch 14: The Atlantic Trade <ul><li>Trade was allowing for a growing economy which allowed the free colonists on North America with a much higher standard of living. </li></ul><ul><li>The Navigation Acts of the late 17 th century guaranteed that the Chesapeake and West Indies would have to ship their tobacco and sugar directly to England </li></ul><ul><li>Although it was guaranteed, there were still disturbances because of piracy </li></ul><ul><li>A multilateral trading system was developed that used bills of exchange to balance regional credits and debts </li></ul>
Ch 14: The Atlantic News <ul><li>With trade growing and the shipping going to and from the mainland to Europe, information would be passed between the continents </li></ul><ul><li>The volume and predictability of shipping improved as well as the flow of translatic information </li></ul><ul><li>Both Colonists and Europeans wanted to know of the events happening at each end of the world </li></ul><ul><li>By 1739, British America had 13 newspapers in 7 seaports of 7 colonies </li></ul><ul><li>These colonies/ seaports were known as Barbados, Kingston, Charles Town, Williamsburg, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston </li></ul>
Ch 17: The Great Plains Comanche and Apache <ul><li>During the 18 th century in the Great Plains, Native Indians began to compete against one another for buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>Destroying villages, and stealing horses and women from other tribes, violence was on the uprise </li></ul><ul><li>Between the Comanche and Apache, the Comanche over ruled and captured the territories more rich in buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>As their tribe grew stronger with more horses and buffalo, they continued to take over larger hunting areas </li></ul><ul><li>The aggressive nature of the Comanche caused very violent battles between the Apache </li></ul>
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