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1 Mayflower compact What did the mayflower compact have to do with?

2 When they arrived they anchored off the tip of Cape Cod, in an area now known as Massachusetts, and before they even set foot on shore they wrote, and all the men signed, an agreement called the "Mayflower Compact" that would set the rules to guide them through the early, hard times of establishing a new community. The Compact, which was signed on November 21, 1620 (modern date, see note below.), served as the official Constitution of the Plymouth Colony for many years. Mayflower CompactnoteMayflower Compactnote Did you get it right?

3 Jamestown How many people arrived at the colony?

4 Did you get it right? In June of 1606, King James I granted a charter to a group of London entrepreneurs, the Virginia Company, to establish a satellite English settlement in the Chesapeake region of North America. By December, 104 settlers sailed from London instructed to settle Virginia, find gold and a water route to the Orient. Some traditional scholars of early Jamestown history believe that those pioneers could not have been more ill- suited for the task. Virginia Company104 settlers sailed from LondonVirginia Company104 settlers sailed from London

5 Repetitive Government What was the fist settlement in Virginia that was a repetitive government ? What was the fist settlement in Virginia that was a repetitive government ?

6 Did you get it right?

7 Question On July 30, 1619, the ………… met for the first time in a church in Jamestown... Who met in a church in Jamestown?

8 Did you Get it right? House of Burgesses House of Burgesses

9 John Rolf What did John Rolf do?

10 Did you get it right? He brought tobacco to Jamestown.

11 English Bill of rights 1. That the pretended power of suspending laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without the consent of Parliament... is illegal; 3. That the commission for erecting the late court of commissioners for escclesiastical causes and all other commissions and courts of like nature are illegal and pernicious That levying money for or to use of the crown by pretense of perogative without grant of Parliament, is illegal That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king, and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal. 6. That...raising and maintaining a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of Parliament, is against law. 8. That election of members of Parliament ought to be free; 9. That the freedome of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament; 10. That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted; 11. That jurors ought to be duly impaneled and returned, and jurors who pass upon men in trials for high treason ought to be freeholders; 12. That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void; 13. And that, for redress of all grievances and for amending, strengthening, and preserving the laws, Parliaments ought to be held frequently... Having, therefore, an entire confidence that his said Highness, the Prince of Orange, will perfect the deliverance so far advanced by him and will preserve them from the violation of their rights which they have here asserted and from all other attempts upon their religion, rights, and liberties, the said lords... and Commons assembled at Westminister do resolve that William and Mary, Prince and Princess of Orange, be and be declared King and Queen of England, France, and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging.

12 English Bill of rights What was the sixth right about?

13 Did you get it right? 6. That...raising and maintaining a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of Parliament, is against law.

14 Magna Carta What was the Magna Carta About?

15 Did you get it right? It limits the power of the King It limits the power of the King

16 Mercantilism What is Mercantilism?

17 Did you get it right? The theory that a state’s or nation’s power depended on it’s wealth.

18 Challenge Question Who is this man?

19 Hint He kept the colony from dissolving. The "starving time" winter followed Smith's departure in 1609 during which only 60 of the original 214 settlers at Jamestown survived. That June, the survivors decided to bury cannon and armor and abandon the town. It was only the arrival of the new governor, Lord De La Ware, and his supply ships that brought the colonists back to the fort and the colony back

20 Did you get it right? Captain John Smith kept the colony from dissolving. The "starving time" winter followed Smith's departure in 1609 during which only 60 of the original 214 settlers at Jamestown survived. That June, the survivors decided to bury cannon and armor and abandon the town. It was only the arrival of the new governor, Lord De La Ware, and his supply ships that brought the colonists back to the fort and the colony back


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