Early Settlers<br />Jamestown, Virginia: built in 1607<br />1620 Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, MA<br />Signed an agreement among the people<br />
New England<br /> Settlers were farmers who transferred to America the village life they had enjoyed in England<br />Southern Colonies<br /> emerged a plantation economy based on tobacco, rice, and other crops<br />
Government<br />Appointed royal governors <br />Parliament passed laws to regulate colonial trade<br />Each colony had its own representative assembly elected by propertied men<br />
British – French Rivalry<br />French and Indian War (1754 to 1763)<br />British won<br />Peace Treaty of Paris 1763 ensured British dominance<br />France ceded Canada and its lands east of Mississippi River to Britain.<br />French lost India<br />
Native Americans<br /><ul><li>Disease weakened or killed large numbers
Trails blazed by Indians became highways for settlers moving west</li>
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