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  • England's First Colony
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    Jamestown In the sixteenth century, England was one of the most powerful countries in the world. England was also in dire need of money at this time. In an effort to alleviate the country's financial burdens, King Henry V decided to seize land owned by the Catholic Church. Henry then sold the already inhabited land to investors, and its residents were forced out. These people and their descendants would eventually become some of the fortune-seeking colonists that would settle America during Engl...
  • New England The Domination
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    When the northern and middle colonies were founded, England had a strong hold over the colonies. They controlled development and the government, among other things. But as the colonies developed, they began to have an ever-growing sense of independence that was a threat to its English rulers. As a result of this England went through much trouble in constantly trying to regain full control of the colonies. Early in the Development of Massachusetts and the other New England colonies, the governmen...
  • Colonial Social Structure
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    The Colonies by 1763: A New Society Between the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 and the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the most important change that occurred in the colonies was the emergence of society quite different from that in England. Changes in religion, economics, politics and social structure illustrate this Americanization of the transplanted Europeans. By 1763, although some colonies still maintained established churches, other colonies had accomplished a virtual revolution for religious t...
  • Separation Of The Colonies From England
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    Question: After the French and Indian War, the separation of colonies from England was inevitable. To what extent do you agree The struggle between France and England for North American sea power and colonial rule ended by the French and Indian War. The war began in 1754 in the upper Ohio Valley. Two years later, the conflict spread to Europe where it was known as the Seven Years War. One of the greatest battles of the war that practically ended France's power in America was the English capture ...
  • Colonies Revolt Against Their Mother Country England
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    Mr. Kaufman U.S. History Chapter 3 American Revolution There were numerous factors that eventually led to the American Revolution. Some of the factors that ultimately led to the colonies' revolt against their mother country England were: the evolving independence of America as a result of England's neglect, America's desire to expand trade and England's attempt to limit it, America's subsequent defiance of England's regulations, and America's geographical distance from England. By the middle of ...
  • Economic Side Of The Revolution Colonist
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    The American Revolution was largely economic and political in nature. The political reasons were that England neglected the colonies, taxation without representation and limitation of individual rights and privacy. Then there was the most important side the economic. There was trade restriction, mercantilism, and taxation. On the economic side of the revolution colonist acknowledged that natural laws should govern their economy. But only the southern colonies were bound to England in connection ...
  • Regional Differences And Cultures Among The Colonies
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    'Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American?' 'There were never, since the creation of the world, two cases exactly parallel. ' Lord Chesterfield, in a letter to his son, February 22nd, 1748. Colonial culture was uniquely American simply because of the unique factors associated with the development of the colonies. Never before had the conditions that tempered the colonists been seen. The unique blend of diverse environmental factors and peoples caused the development of a variety of cultures that w...
  • State Gov't
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    Athens: Democracy-rule by the people Power in Council Leading the Council was oligarchy (small group of rulers who controlled the judicial, military, civil and religious functions of government) Oligarchy became powerful and passed laws for its benefit Farmers and merchants revolted Nobles saw the danger in the future, so they distributed land of the wealthy to the poor and it gave Assembly power to pass laws and elect gov't officials Direct democracy developed-more people had a say in gov't Bel...
  • City And The Colony
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    The colonies had developed a strong sense of their identity and unity as Americans by the eve of the Revolution. The Pre-Revolutionary Period showed how the English colonies buckled down and united. They grew into one major entity which was not going to be taken for a fool, especially not by England. When England engaged in the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the colonies and their mother country joined together to fight the French. The colonies used popular images to entice people to join th...
  • New England Colonies And The Chesapeake Colonies
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    The English Colonies During the 17th century, Europeans had unquestionably come to North America to stay, a fact that signaled major changes for the people of both hemispheres. At first, the English sought to benefit from the New Found land by trading across the continents, but later many English people decided to migrate to North America. Unlike other Europeans, the English transferred their society and politics to their new environment. The New England colonies and the Chesapeake colonies were...
  • England And The British Colonies
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    British imperial regulations with the American colonies were closely tied in with the system of mercantilism. Mercantilism controls the relations between the leading power and the colonies under its empire. A nation would want to export more than it imports gaining more money to obtain economic stability. The colonies exist for the profit of the mother country. Trade was a vital part of the economy of both England and the British colonies. The colonies would provide a majority of raw materials t...
  • Williams From The Colony
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    One of the most notable people of the colonial era in America was Roger Williams. Born in London, England; educated at the University of Cambridge, he became one of the key players in the Religious controversies of his time. In February of 1631, Roger Williams immigrated to New England as a refuge for the persecuted Puritans of England. Shortly after his arrival in Boston, Williams obtained an appointment as a teacher in Salem, Massachusetts. But because Williams had some strong arguments agains...
  • Christian Church Of England
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    English settlers coming to America imagined a perfect place where they would have a say in their government. Before they could live in such a society, they would have to gradually break Britain's hold on them. The American settlers had to end a monarchy and start their own form of government. They also had to find a way to gain some decision-making power. The colonists wanted to create a society unlike that of England. Although by 1763 some colonies had established churches, most had created a s...
  • Taxes On The Trade Of The Colonies
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    The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mismanagement of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right's, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the English to a much greater degree then the colonists all show the British incompetence in their rule over the colonies. These policies and distractions were some of the ca...
  • Compare Contrast Colonies Of New England And Chesapeake
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    From earliest English colonization the New England region and the Chesapeake region developed differently. Yet these two areas were later to unite as the major driving force behind the American Revolution. Compare and contrast their development socially politically and economically. Also describe the role geography played in their differences. The colonies of New England and Chesapeake differed for two primary reasons. The way the two colonies regarded their Indian neighbors were dramatically di...
  • Puritan Colony Of Massachusetts Bay
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    The first 400 settlers under the new charter departed in 1629 to start the Puritan colony of Massachusetts Bay, but not all of the Company were Puritans. Therefore events during the spring of and summer of 1629 convinced them they could remain as nonconformist in the Church of England by leaving the country. Perhaps by oversight the company's charter made no mention of where the headquarters had to be located. In August the shareholders reached an agreement and bought out those who wished to rem...
  • Tolerant Colony
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    Colonization of New England was due to the fact that in England, Puritans called Congregationalists wanted to reform the church. Other Puritans called Separatists thought the church was already too corrupt and could not be saved. To get the religious freedom they longed for and open their lives to new opportunity, the Separatists established a settlement in New England. Since people were being persecuted in Europe, especially in England, because of their religion, religious groups such as the Pu...
  • Virtual Religious Revolution In The Colonies
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    Between the settlement at Jamestown in 1607 and the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the most important change that occurred in the colonies was the emergence of a society quite different from that in England. Changes in religion, economics, politics and social structure illustrate this Americanization of the transplanted Europeans. England's colonies in the New World were becoming an increasingly independent country that started to handle things differently from its mother country. By 1763, although so...
  • Living In The Middle Colonies
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    In colonial America, the land was divided into three regions: New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. Each region had different features that affected the way of life there. In particular, the geographical features of each region played a large part in how the people there earned a living. In New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South, it was geographical features that affected the success of different ways to earn a living. The geographic conditions of New England influenced the w...
  • Left The Northern Colonies
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    Between the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 and the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the most important change that occurred in the colonies was the evolution of a society quite different from that in England. Changes in religion, economics, politics, and social structure illustrate this Americanization of the transplanted Europeans. By 1763 although some colonies still maintained established churches, other colonies had accomplished a virtual revolution for religious toleration and separation of church...

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