In this treaty, Lands to the West of an imaginary vertical line drawn in the Atlantic, including most of the Americas, belonged to Spain. Lands to the East of the line, including Brazil, went to Portugal.
The turmoil in Virginia angered the English government. The king took over the colony from the Virginia Company. Virginia became a colony under the control of the king, what is the term for this type of colony?
Who was the person who led a group of aggravated marchers into Jamestown, they were there to protest the lack of aid they were receiving in the western areas of Virginia against the Native Americans? The Protest ended up turning violent.
The first “ constitution ” in North America, it was signed by 41 Pilgrim men who came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620. It established the rule of law and the separation of church and state. What was it called?
Who was the preacher that Puritan leaders banished for his beliefs that government officials should not punish those with different religious views and that settlers should buy, not take, land from the Native Americans? He would later form a colony in what is now Rhode Island.
Who was the Wampanoag chief (nicknamed King Phillip) that led a war against the English which would cost the colonists 1/10th of their fighting age men? He was eventually killed by the Puritans and his head was put on display for 20 years in Plymouth.
An economic system where a host country establishes colonies to exploit the resources of the colony. The goal for the country was to become self sufficient and have more gold and silver than any other country.
What is this process called? In this process merchants carried rum and other goods from New England to Africa. In Africa merchants traded merchandise for enslaved people. They transported these people to the West Indies and sold them for Sugar and molasses. These goods were then shipped to New England to be distilled into rum.
In this event the colonists showed their resolve to stand up against the British in battle. It was the bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War with over 1000 British casualties and 400 colonists casualties. Famous quote, “ don ’ t fire till you see the whites of their eyes ”.
Name the battle: In the summer of 1776, the British brought 32,000 soldiers to this battle. George Washington brought 23,000. His troops were untrained and poorly equipped. The Continental Army was forced to retreat and suffered heavy losses.
The October 17th, 1777, surrender here dramatically changed Britain ’ s war strategy. From that time on, the British generally kept their troops along the coast, close to the big guns and the supply bases of the British Fleet. The French decided to support the Revolution. It is considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War.