Exploration and Colonization. Pages 1…. Let’s TRADE!!. European countries were trading with places like Africa and Asia. Africa had gold, ivory, salt, and slaves. Asia had silk and spices. Prices were being marked up by merchants along land routes.
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Spain - Portugal - England - France
Faster/Cheaper trade routes to Asia
Corn, potatoes, tobacco
Horses, cattle, pigs
DISEASES – OOPS!
Jamestown was the first
Jamestown was first settled by
There were many problems faced by the colonist. They were not prepared for the difficulties.
Pocahontas married John Rolfe. This made peace between the colonists and the Native Americans. She greatly helped the colonists survive.
John Rolfe had tobacco seeds, which flourished in the soil.
This became a cash crop in Virginia.
They came over for religious freedom.
They signed a document called the
The Mayflower Compact stressed the idea of self-government and majority rule.
It was used as an example for Representative Government.