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    • Warmup 8/30
      Has the discovery of America been beneficial or harmful to the human race?
      Explain in at least 3-5 sentences.
    • Pre-Contact Americas, Discovery & Colonialization
      Ms. Josephson
      Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
      AP US History
    • What is the significance of 1492?
      Discovery or holocaust?
      Uninhabited land or 50+ million people?
      Greater positives than negatives?
      Introduction of slave trade to new continent.
      Utopia (1518) Sir Thomas More
      Ideal society where crime, inustice don’t exist
      Hold all in common, scorn wealth but—slave labor?
    • The Columbian Exchange
    • Essential Question
      What causes people to leave their homes & explore new lands?
    • Causes of Exploration
      Wealth (spices, jewels, drugs, textiles, gold)
      Religious motives
      For Countries
      French = Forest, Fish and Firs (3 F’s)
      Spanish = Gold, God and Glory (3 G’s)
      Aiming for Asia & “found” America
      Caravel & Portuguese exploration (Prince Henry the Navigator)
      Competition between European powers
    • Empires
      Amerigo Vespucci – America named after him (mistake on map)
      Treaty of Tordesillas = Line of Demarcation
      Pope Alexander VI divided new places
      Spain gets all but Brazil to west of line
      Portugal gets Africa
      Vasco de Balboa –Isthmus of Panama to find Pacific Ocean
      Juan Ponce de Leon- Florida & Fountain of Youth
      Hernan Cortes-Aztec Empire-1519
      Ferdinand Magellan—Circumnavigates the globe
      Pizarro—Inca Empire-1530s
      Hernando de Soto—Mississippi River looking for cities of gold
      Francisco de Coronado—Grand Canyon (1539-1542) for gold
      7 Cities myth made up by Indians to avoid conversion/death
    • Empires
      Sir Francis Drake &his ‘Sea Dogs’—Voyage around the globe—1577—why?
      Sir Walter Raleigh—Roanoke Island—1585—The Lost Colony
      Why so late to the party?
      Giovanni de Verrezano—Carolinas to Nova Scotia (1524)
      Jacques Cartier—St. Lawrence River (1524)
      Samuel de Champlain—Quebec founded 1608
      All looking for Northwest Passage
    • Empires
      Henry Hudson (Dutch East India Company)—New Amsterdam aka New York
      Fort Amsterdam (1614)
      New Amsterdam on Governors Island (1625)
    • The Black Legend
      16th Century—House of Habsburgs (Spain, Austria, Italy, Holland, New World)
      Protestant rebellions  presentation of Spain as evil destructors of entire race of Indians,
      Bartolome de lasCasas solution = importation of African slaves
      Staple crops: Sugar, coffee, rice, indigo
      Gives English “ideological sanction” to sieze ships, raid Spanish colonial cities & destroy Catholic hold over the New World
      Spanish Armada destroyed (1588) => no longer able to stop the English from entering the New World
    • First Permanent North American Settlements
      France—1608—Quebec—Fish & furs
      Dutch—1614—Albany/New Amsterdam—Fish & furs
      Sweden—1638—Deleware Valley—Fish & furs
      Spain—1749 (Laredo)—1769 (California)—Gold &livestock, Mestizos
    • Essential Questions
      Why does one group succeed at colonization and another does not?
    • Reasons England Won
      +++Surplus population (enclosure & debt = English poor seek escape)
      Indentured servitude
      Religious persecution
      Large variety in form of settlement/trades
      Balanced sex ratio
    • Jamestown
      Virginia Company of London—1607
      Algonquian Indians—30,000—Powhatan Confederacy
      Food = greatest source of conflict
      Residents = aristocrats
      Unwilling to work
      More interested in GOLD
    • Jamestown Fort
    • Captain John Smith
      The Right Man for the Job?
      Farmer’s son & military adventurer
      President of Jamestown 1608-1609
      Encouraged trading & calm interactions with Powhatan
      Adoption ceremony?
      Marriage to John Rolfe
    • Chesapeake Bay
      Do you see any geographic or environmental problems?
    • English Migration: 1610-1660
    • Jamestown Colonization Pattern: 1620-1660
      Large plantations (>100acres)
      Spread > 5miles apart
      See any problems there?
    • High Mortality Rates
      The “Starving Time”:
      1607: 104 colonists
      By spring, 1608: 38 survived
      1609: 300 more immigrants
      By spring, 1610: 60 survived
      1610 – 1624: 10,000 immigrants
      1624 population: 1,200
      Adult life expectancy: 40 years
      Death of children before age 5: 80%
    • Anglo-Powhatan Wars
      1610-1614 First Anglo-Powhatan War
      De La Warr Raided villages, burned houses, took supplies, burned cornfields.
      1614-1622-Peace sealed by Wolfe/Pochahontas
      1622—Great Powhatan Uprising
      1646—Indians defeated & removed from land
    • Essential Questions
      How does the purpose or cause of a colony’s founding affect its ensuing society?
    • John Rolfe & Economic Success
      Virginia’s gold & silver
      1618 — Virginia produces 20,000 pounds of tobacco.
      1622- Virginia produces 60,000 pounds of tobacco.
      1627 — Virginia produces 500,000 pounds of tobacco.
      1629 — Virginia produces 1,500,000 pounds of tobacco.
    • Tobacco Prices: 1618-1710
      Why such a steep decline?
    • But who did all the work?
      Headright System:
      Each Virginian got 50 acres for each person whose passage they paid.
      Indenture Contract:
      5-7 years.
      Promised “freedom dues” [land, £]
      Forbidden to marry.
      1610-1614: only 1 in 10 outlived their indentured contracts!
      Indentured Contract, 1746
    • In-Class Activity
      What was it like to be an indentured servant in Virginia?
    • The Child of Tobacco
      Tobacco’s effect on Virginia’s economy:
      Vital role in putting VA on a firm economic footing.
      Ruinous to soil when continuously planted.
      Chained VA’s economy to a single crop.
      Tobacco promoted the use of the plantation system.
      Need for cheap, abundant labor.
    • Why was 1619 a pivotal year for the Chesapeake settlement?
    • Growing Political Power
      The House of Burgesses established in 1619 & began to assume the role of the House of Commons in England
      Control over finances, militia, etc.
      By the end of the 17c, Virginia House of Burgesses was able to initiate legislation.
      A Council appointed by royal governor
      Mainly leading planters.
      Functions like House of Lords.
      High death rates ensured rapid turnover of members.
    • Virginia Becomes a Royal Colony
      James I grew hostile to Virginia
      He hated tobacco.
      He distrusted the House of Burgesses which he called a seminary of sedition.
      1624-he revoked the charter of the bankrupt VA Company.
      Thus, VA became a royal colony, under the king’s direct control!
    • Slavery
      English Tobacco Label
      First Africans arrived in Jamestown in 1619.
      Their status was not clear-- perhaps slaves, perhaps indentured servants.
      Slavery not that important until the end of the 17c.
    • The Atlantic Slave Trade
    • Good Traded w/Africa for Slaves
    • The Middle Passage
    • Essential Question
      How did slavery and indentured servitude diverge?
      Was slavery an economic institution or a racial institution?
    • Early Colonial Slavery
      Beginning in 1662-- “Slave Codes”
      Made blacks [and their children] property, or chattel for life of white masters.
      In some colonies, it was a crime to teach a slave to read or write.
      Conversion to Christianity did not qualify the slave for freedom.
    • Frustrated Free White Men
      Late 1600 -- large numbers of young, poor, discontented men in the Chesapeake area.
      Little access to land or women for marriage.
      1670 --The Virginia Assembly disenfranchised most landless men!
    • Nathaniel Bacon’s Rebellion: 1676
      Led 1,000 Virginians in a rebellion against Governor Berkeley
      Rebels resented Berkeley’s close relations with Indians.
      Berkeley monopolized the fur trade with the Indians in the area.
      Berkley refused to retaliate for Indian attacks on frontier settlements.
      GovernorWilliam Berkeley
      Nathaniel Bacon
    • Bacon’s Rebellion
      Rebels attacked Indians, whether they were friendly or not to whites.
      Governor Berkeley driven from Jamestown.
      Rebels burned the capital & went on a rampage of plunder
      Bacon suddenly died of fever.
      Berkeley brutally crushed the rebellion and hanged 20 rebels.
    • Results of Bacon’s Rebellion
      It exposed resentments between inland frontiersmen and landless former servants against gentry on coastal plantations.
      Socio-economic class differences/clashes between rural and urban communities would continue throughout American history.
      Upper class planters searched for laborers less likely to rebel -- BLACK SLAVES!!
    • The Settlement of Maryland
      A royal charter was granted to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, 1632
      A proprietary colony created in 1634
      Heathier location than Jamestown
      Tobacco is to be main crop
      Plan was to govern as an absentee owner in a feudal relationship (tracts of land granted to his Catholic relatives.
    • A Haven for Catholics
      Colonists only willing to come to MD if they received land
      Colonists = Catholic land barons surrounded by mostly Protestant small farmers
      Conflict between the two led to Lord Baltimore’s loss of proprietary rights at the end of the 17th century
      Late 1600s—slave import begins
      Baltimore allowed high degree of freedom of worship to prevent repeat of persecution of Cahtholics by Protestants
      Protestants feel threatened
    • Maryland Toleration Act of 1649
      Maryland Tolerations Act of 1649
      Supported by Catholics in MD
      Guaranteed toleration to all CHRISTIANS
      Decreed death to those who denied the divinity of Jesus (like Jews, atheists, etc.)
      In a way—less tolerant than before the law was passed!
    • British Colonial Settlements by 1660