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  • 1. Theme 4: Dylan DeFatta
    American Colonies
  • 2.
    • France and Spain began to explore the coast of Florida and Nova Scotia in the sixteenth century.
    • 3. The English began to colonized where the French and the Spanish hadn’t explored.
    • 4. The English began to settle in Virginia, named after their queen.
    American Colonies 6-Virginia
  • 5.
    • Ironically it was the poor “gamblers” that crossed the Atlantic hoping for a brighter future.
    • 6. The “West Country men” began looking for another conquest after Ireland.
    • 7. Their motives were to “Plant Christian religion, to trafficke, to conquer.”
    American Colonies 6- Virginia
  • 8.
    • Only 5% of England was considered wealthy while the common people took up the other 95%.
    • 9. Few commoners even had property.
    • 10. 25 percent of the men were all that owned enough property to be allowed to vote.
    American Colonies 6- Virginia
  • 11. AMERICAN COLONIES 6- VIRGINIA
    • Population grew from 3 million in the 1500’s, to 4 million by 1600. The population continued to grow to 5 million by 1650.
    • 12. 80 percent lived on farms and had livestock.
    • 13. Many people were still jobless, and roamed the area looking for work. They were called “sturdy beggars.”
  • AMERICAN COLONIES 9- Puritans and Indians
    • The native Indians had most of the skills the colonist had, seemingly only lacking political skills, for the most part.
    • 14. Not all Indians spoke the same language however. They were separated into tribes determined by ethnicity and native language.
    • 15. Their settlements could be up to a few hundred people.
  • AMERICAN COLONIES 9- Puritans and Indians
    • Horticulture was the Indians main source of food and nourishment.
    • 16. Indian harvests were often more substantial than the English harvests.
    • 17. The Indians grew a large variety of vegetables, giving them more of a balanced diet.
  • AMERICAN COLONIES 9- Puritans and Indians
    • Wars between Puritans and Indians ended in fierce death and often execution of the chiefs.
    • 18. Puritans would enslave and sell other captured Indians.
    • 19. Sometimes they would sell a mother and son as a slave set to be “compassionate” instead of separating them.
  • AMERICAN COLONIES 9- Puritans and Indians
    • Some Indians were able to escape and headed north to New England or New France.
    • 20. Puritan officials forced Indians to work and be servants.
    • 21. The Puritan population nearly doubled in 30 years, despite the ongoing war.