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Jamestown. First Settlement in the New World for England. Jamestown. This colony struggled in the beginning. John Smith’s leadership keeps colony going. John Rolfe introduced a new type of tobacco. This makes Jamestown profitable.

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Jamestown

Jamestown

First Settlement in the New World for England


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Jamestown

  • This colony struggled in the beginning.

  • John Smith’s leadership keeps colony going.

  • John Rolfe introduced a new type of tobacco. This makes Jamestown profitable.

  • Tobacco will increase the demand for labor, which leads to the expansion of slavery.


Southern colonies

Southern Colonies

  • Their economies are based on agriculture and plantation society.

  • Slavery gets a strong foot hold in this region.


New england colonies

New England Colonies

  • These colonies were established because of religious persecution back in Europe and the desire to start a new life.

  • Their economies were not just based on agriculture. They had a balanced economy. An example of this is skilled craftspeople and merchants.


Middle colonies

Middle Colonies

  • Many people settle the middle colonies to avoid religious persecution like the Quakers (William Penn).

  • Their economy was balanced, however it had a strong agricultural base. They did grow staple crops in the middle colonies.


English control of the colonies

English Control of the Colonies

  • As the colonies began to make large amounts of money, England began enact more control over the colonies.


The french and indian war

The French and Indian War

  • This was a war between England and the French over the control of North America.

  • The is fought over the course of seven years.

  • England will win this war. France losses everything except Canada.

  • England is left with a large debt from the war.


Britain england taxes

Britain (England) & Taxes

  • England decides to raises taxes on the colonies to pay for the war.

  • The colonies did not respond well to this idea.

  • They want representation in Parliament if they are going to be taxed by the government.

  • “No Taxation without Representation”


Important taxes

Important Taxes

  • The Stamp Act – This taxed paper products. (An everyday item)

  • Colonists go nuts over it. They boycott the tax and organize protest.

  • The Stamp Act is repealed. This was the biggest mistake Parliament could have made.

  • The repealing of the Stamp Act gave the colonist a sense of power.


Townshend act

Townshend Act

  • This was a tax on almost every item an individual used. It even taxed tea.

  • This new tax enrages the colonies.


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Boston Massacre


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