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1 Colonizing America

2 Essential Question Summarize three points from the U.S. History syllabus. 5 minutes


4 SSUSH1 The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.
 a. Explain Virginia’s development; include the Virginia Company, tobacco cultivation, relationships with Native Americans such as Powhatan, development of the House of Burgesses, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the development of slavery.



7 What were the original 13 colonies?

8 The impact of Geography in the exploration of North America
What they could produce and where because of geography cotton


10 England Takes Interest in America
Protestant Reformation Enclosure Movement Rivalry with Spain 10 minutes

11 In 1607, Jamestown, Virginia, became the first successful English colony in the New World.


13 Jamestown Settlement In April 1607, settlers sent by the Virginia Company in London entered Chesapeake Bay and founded Jamestown. They faced many hardships. For example, they found no gold nor did they establish the fish or fur trading expected of them by the Virginia Company investors. The number of colonists dwindled.

14 Essential Question Explain some of the hardships that the colonists faced in the first year of settling Jamestown. 5 minutes

15 Jamestown Settlement (cont.)
Captain John Smith arrived in 1608 to govern the colonists. The Virginia Company installed yet another leader to govern them after Smith. A harsh winter and more trouble continued to plague the colonists.

16 Jamestown Settlement (cont.)
When the colonists discovered how to grow tobacco, the colony began to prosper. Relations with the Native Americans living nearby also improved when one of the colonists, John Rolfe, married Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan.

17 Pocahontas Not Her Page 62, read HER

18 Jamestown Settlement (cont.)
The Virginia Company allowed a representative government in which ten towns in the colony each sent two representatives, or burgesses, to an assembly. The assembly made local laws. The House of Burgesses met for the first time on July 30, 1619. End of day 1 Cooperative learning: Analyze the decisions that were made in the attempt to settle Jamestown. Address a report to the Virginia Company and include a list of suggestions for future attempts to set up a colony. Include suggestions for duplicating successes and avoiding mistakes.

19 Essential Question Explain what the House of Burgesses was.

20 Indentured Servitude Institution
( ) ) Headright System: Plantation owners were given 50 acres for every indentured servant they sponsored to come to America. Indentured Contract: Served plantation owner for 7 years as a laborer in return for passage to America. Freedom Dues: Once servant completed his contract, he/she was freed….They often did not get voting rights.

What factors led to the introduction of African slavery replacing indentured servitude as the labor force in the American Colonies?

Indentured Servants Indentured servants became the first means to meet the need for labor. In return for free passage to Virginia, a laborer worked in the fields before being granted freedom. The Crown rewarded planters with 50 acres of land for every inhabitant they brought to the New World. Naturally, the colony began to expand. That expansion was soon challenged by the Native American confederacy formed and named after Powhatan

23 Indentured Servitude Many indentured servants died before gaining their freedom. Of those that became free, less than half acquired their own land. They became tenant farmers, working land they rented from the planter elite. Those that acquired land often operated through subsistence farming.

24 Slavery has been practiced since the beginning of documented history.
HOW SLAVERY CAME TO THE U.S. Slavery has been practiced since the beginning of documented history. Slavery introduced by the Spanish into the West Indies after Columbus’s discovery of America. Spanish and Portuguese expanded African slavery into Central and South American after enslaved Indians began dying off. In 1619, the first recorded introduction of African slaves into what would become the United States was in the settlement of Jamestown……Only 20 slaves were purchased…. Slaves captured in Africa Slaves aboard ship—Middle Passage

25 This is called the Middle Passage
BEGINNINGS OF SLAVERY This is called the Middle Passage


27 Southern Society Society in the South became divided by the late 1600s. Wealthy landowners (Southern gentry) were at the top of the class structure while poor backcountry farmers (yeomen), landless tenant farmers, and servants were at the bottom. This uneven distribution of wealth led to rebellion.

28 Bacon’s Rebellion ( ) Nathaniel Bacon represents former indentured servants. Governor William Berkeley of Jamestown

29 BACON'S REBELLION Involved former indentured servants
Not accepted in Jamestown Disenfranchised and unable to receive their land Gov. Berkeley would not defend settlements from Indian attacks

30 Nathaniel Bacon acts as the representative for rebels
BACON'S REBELLION Nathaniel Bacon acts as the representative for rebels Gov. Berkeley refused to meet their conditions and erupts into a civil war. Bacon dies, Gov. Berkeley puts down rebellion and several rebels are hung

31 Consequences of Bacon’s Rebellion
Virginia’s government increased support for westward expansion, regardless of the impact on Native Americans. Land = peace African slavery increased dramatically, replacing indentured servitude. Enslaved workers did not have to be freed and would never need their own land. Cheap land became available in other colonies, reducing the need for settlers to become indentured servants. The English government adopted policies that encouraged slavery.

32 African American Culture
Grew in America as slaves attempted to “make the best” of their lives while living under the worst of circumstances. Slave communities were rich with music, dance, basket-weaving, and pottery-making. Enslaved Africans brought with them the arts and crafts skills of their various tribes as well as advanced farming techniques. Indeed, there could be a hundred slaves working on one farm and each slave might come from a different tribe and a different part of Africa. End of day 2

33 SSUSH1 The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.
b. Describe the settlement of New England; include religious reasons, relations with Native Americans (e.g., King Phillip’s War), the establishment of town meetings and development of a legislature, religious tensions that led to the founding of Rhode Island, the half-way covenant, Salem Witch Trials, and the loss of the Massachusetts charter and the transition to a royal colony.

34 Maryland Catholics in England did not accept the King as the head of the Church. Lord Baltimore founded Maryland. Catholics wanted to practice their faith without persecution. Proprietary colony: Lord Baltimore owned Maryland and could govern as he saw fit. Most settlers were Protestant. Official policy of religious toleration. Tensions between Catholic minority and Protestant majority.

35 Plymouth Separatists: Puritans who broke away from the Anglican Church to form their own congregations. Persecuted by the English government, fled to Holland, then to the New World. Mayflower – Landed in Massachusetts Squanto helped them survive.

36 PURITANS John Winthrop, founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Middle class settlers, educated and organized Successful as fur traders, fishermen and shipbuilders Ruled as “Bible Commonwealth” or theocracy New England Way = Puritan covenant with God To establish holy society----”City upon a hill”

37 PURITAN MIGRATION 1629 to 1640

38 PURITANS Pilgrims merge with the Puritans to form Massachusetts Bay Colony Communities well organized Established towns Protestant Work Ethic Family values

39 New England Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Connecticut

40 Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island
New England good harbors small farms and towns trade centered around harbors hilly, forested and shallow soil cities: Boston 15,000 – 1750 fishing, lumber and trapping Family, religion and community Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Connecticut


42 Building the Bay Colony
Franchise (right to vote) extended to “freemen” – adult Puritan men of Congregational church (about 40% of men in the colony ~ higher percentage than in England) Since idea of government was to enforce God’s laws, religious leaders (e.g. John Cotton) were very influential

43 Building the Bay Colony
Puritan ideas: “calling” to God’s work, Protestant work ethic, limited worldly pleasures, fear of hell

44 Trouble in Bible Colony (Puritan Rebels)
Roger Williams: Extreme Separatist, denied right of civil government to govern religious behavior, challenged charter for illegally taking land from Indians Avoided exile to England by fleeing to Rhode Island (Providence) where in 1636, aided by Indians, he started a colony in the Providence area Started the first Baptist church Allowed complete freedom of religion Roger Williams Separation of Church and State.

45 Trouble in Bible Colony (Puritan Rebels)
Social harmony when only Puritans, but that didn’t last Quakers: fines, floggings, banishments, executions Anne Hutchinson: truly saved don’t need to obey (“antinomianism” the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture) Banished as a heretic. Travels to Rhode Island with her children and helps organize this settlement

46 New England Spreads Out
1635: Hartford (Conn.) founded by Dutch/English settlers. Some Puritans moved westward to Connecticut with Rev. Thomas Hooker 1639: Fundamental Orders – first written Constitution of the American colonies

47 Half-Way Covenant 1st generation’s Puritan zeal diluted over time
Problem of declining church membership 1662: Half-Way Covenant – partial membership to those not yet converted (usually children/ grandchildren of members) Eventually all welcomed to church, erased distinction of “elect”

48 King Philip’s War Colonial governments demanded that Native Americans follow English laws. Plymouth colony executed three Wampanoag warriors for a murder. Wampanoag warriors resp0nded by attacking the town of Swansea. Wampanoag leader, Metacomet, was called King Philip by settlers.

49 KING PHILIP'S WAR Metacomet was killed. Settlers won the war.
Few Native Americans remained in New England after the war.

50 Essential Question Who was Roger Williams and why is he important?

51 What do we know about the Salem Witchcraft Trials?

52 How it started . . . Betty Parris became strangely ill.
She dashed about, dove under furniture, contorted in pain, and complained of fever. The cause of her symptoms may have been some combination of stress, asthma, guilt, boredom, child abuse, epilepsy, and delusional psychosis. Talk of witchcraft increased when other playmates of Betty, including eleven-year-old Ann Putnam, seventeen-year-old Mercy Lewis, and Mary Walcott, began to exhibit similar unusual behavior. A doctor called to examine the girls, suggested that the girls' problems might have a supernatural origin. The widespread belief that witches targeted children made the doctor's diagnosis seem increasingly likely. -Douglas Linder

53 Causes of Witchcraft Hysteria in Salem
1.  Strong belief that Satan is acting in the world "The invisible world": disease, natural catastrophes, and bad fortune 2.  A belief that Satan actively recruits witches and wizards Prior witchcraft cases 3.  A belief that a person afflicted by witchcraft exhibits certain symptoms. 4.  A time  of troubles, making it seem likely that Satan was active Congregational strife in Salem Village Frontier wars with Indians 5.  Stimulation of imaginations by Tituba (slave). 6. Teenage boredom. 7. Confessing "witches" adding credibility to earlier charges. 8.  Old feuds (disputes within congregation, property disputes) between the accusers and the accused spurring charges of witchcraft.

54 Witch Cake Tituba, a slave from Barbados, makes a witch cake, drawing suspicion on herself. A witch cake is composed of rye meal mixed with urine from the afflicted children. It is then fed to a dog. The person is considered bewitched if the dog displays similar symptoms as the afflicted.

55 Spectral Evidence “The girls contorted into grotesque poses, fell down into frozen postures, and complained of biting and pinching sensations. In a village where everyone believed that the devil was real, close at hand, and acted in the real world, the suspected affliction of the girls became an obsession.” - Douglas Linder

56 The Trials By the end of 1692, over 200 people were jailed and standing accused of witchcraft.

57 Hysteria Strikes Nineteen men and women were hanged, all having been convicted of witchcraft Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges Many languished in jail for months without trials At least four died in prison

58 Why the Hysteria Ended 1.  Doubts grow when respected citizens are convicted and executed Rebecca Nurse (jury first acquits, then told to reconsider) George Burroughs (recites Lord's Prayer perfectly at hanging) 2.  Accusations of witchcraft include the powerful and well-connected Wife of Governor Phips (and others) 3.  The educated elite of Boston pressure Gov. Phips to exclude spectral evidence Increase Mather points out the Devil could take the shape of an innocent person: "It were better that 10 suspected witches should escape than one innocent person should be condemned." 4.  Gov. Phips bars spectral evidence and disbands the Court

59 SSUSH1 The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.
c. Explain the development of the mid-Atlantic colonies; include the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam and subsequent English takeover, and the settlement of Pennsylvania.

60 Middle Colonies New York Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware

61 ."bread basket" large farms - surplus food
Middle Colonies River systems Valleys – fertile soil ."bread basket" large farms - surplus food diverse population manufacturing iron mines, glass, shipyards, and paper Cities: New York and Philadelphia

62 America, a “melting pot”

63 New Netherland (New York)
1609: Henry Hudson sailing for Dutch East India Company sails into Hudson river looking for passage through continent ~ claims area for Dutch : Dutch East India Company establishes New Netherland Goal: quick-profit fur trade “Bought” Manhattan from Indians Company town: no religious tolerance or free speech, harsh governors

64 New Netherland Colony had aristocratic influence (a member of a ruling class or of the nobility) with large feudal estates (“patroonships” – one larger than Rhode Island) Very diverse population: in 1640s missionary observed 18 languages

65 Land Grants Patroonships similar to the feudal system
New York Manors & Land Grants Patroonships similar to the feudal system

66 New York Harbor, 1639

67 New Amsterdam

68 Dutch Conflicts Dutch cruelties to Indians brought retaliatory massacres – Dutch built wall (Wall Street) Connecticut rejected Dutch settlers

69 Dutch in New York An Angry Peter Stuyvesant English immigration to New Netherland resulted in 1/2 total population - English regarded Dutch as intruders Charles II brazenly granted area to his brother (Duke of York) English squadron comes, New Netherland leader, Peter Stuyvesant, governor of New York had no defense; he surrendered, it was renamed New York Duke of York

70 Mid-1600s: religious dissenters named Quakers arose in England
Penn's Holy Experiment Mid-1600s: religious dissenters named Quakers arose in England Hated by authorities because they refused to pay taxes to Church of England, refused to take oaths, refused military service

71 Penn's Holy Experiment Penn’s family owed a large debt from the British Crown. Given a land grant in Pennsylvania Penn governs the colony, unusual for a proprietor Advertised in Europe, promising land & freedoms Frame of Government (guaranteed elected assembly), Charter of Liberties (freedom of worship, open immigration), fair treatment of Native Americans

72 Royal Land Grant to Penn

73 Penn’s Treaty with the Native Americans

74 Penn's Holy Experiment That an example may be set up to the nations as ... a holy experiment.   William Penn All men have a natural and infeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience, and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishment or modes of worship.   - William Penn, Declaration of Rights

75 Pennsylvania & Neighbors
Penn bought land from Indians ~ treatment of them so fair that Quakers went to them unarmed and even employed Indians as babysitters However, as non-Quaker immigrants came, they were less tolerant of Indians (Scots-Irish) Liberal features: elected assembly, no tax-supported church, freedom of worship

76 Delaware William Penn Penn granted the lower 3 counties of Pennsylvania their own assembly Governor was the same as Pennsylvania’s until the American Revolution

77 New Southern Colonies North Carolina South Carolina Georgia

78 North Carolina Founded by allies of King Charles II
Land grant to friends and political allies of King Charles II Small population, mostly farmers, came from Virginia Did not have a good harbor and the coastline was hard to reach, so the colony grew slowly Grew tobacco, exported tar, pitch, and turpentine (naval supplies)

79 South Carolina Founded by allies of King Charles II
Land grant to friends and allies of King Charles II as a financial venture – primarily sugar plantations Sugar cane did not grow well. Exported deerskin (leather) The colony captured Native Americans and shipped them to the Caribbean (slaves)

80 Georgia Founded by James Oglethorpe.
Land granted to enable imprisoned debtors to begin a new life. Also served as a buffer from Spanish Florida Slavery, rum, and brandy was originally banned. Diverse population (Scots, Welsh, Germans, Swiss, Italians, a few Portuguese Jews)


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