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8 New Hopes In America

8 New Hopes In America






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    • New Hopes in America
    • High Hopes Reasons why English people were still interested in America
      • Queen and political leaders
        • England’s wealth and power
        • Reduce Spanish power
      • Upper class gentlemen
        • Adventure
        • Honor
        • Fame
      • Others wanted to find a trade route to India- Northwest Passage
    • High Hopes Reasons why English people were still interested in America
      • Ordinary English people
        • Many English unemployed
          • Many farms began herding sheep; requiring less help (Enclosure movement)
        • Wanted to become useful workers again
      • Merchants
        • Expanding foreign trade (cloth industry)
        • New business opportunities
        • Eager to invest in colonial ventures
    • Merchant Adventures
      • Founding colony- risky and expensive
      • Created joint-stock companies
        • Ancestors of our corporations
        • Owned by many stock holders
        • Shared in losses and profits
    • Sir Thomas Smythe
      • London Merchant
      • Back English attempts to sail around Africa
      • Helped found the British East India Company
      • Given exclusive rights to trade with the Indies
      • Invested in voyages into Arctic waters to look for Northwest passage
      • Became treasurer of the Virginia Company of London or the London Company
    • The London Company
      • King James I (took over after his cousin Queen Elizabeth died)
      • King James gave the London Company the right to develop a huge area of North America
      • Named area Virginia (After the “Virgin Queen”)
      • Virginia was from NY to SC from sea to sea
      • King James claimed the entire continent.
    • From Sea to Sea
    • Can he do that?
      • Pretend you are the following:
        • Upper class gentlemen
        • Ordinary English people
        • Merchant
        • Native American’s
      • Consider what you know about your group of people and King James
      • Do you agree with King James’ decision to claim all of North America? Why?
      • What would you do to help or hinder him?
    • Homework
      • Read pages 47-52
      • Do questions 1-4 on pg. 47