Claiming the Continent. British Fight and Flight in the New world. Problems in the Colonies. Disease Relations with the Indians Food Supplies Winter. Sir Walter Raleigh. Aristocrat who wanted to get rich quick Gained money from Queen Elizabeth to start a colony
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British Fight and Flight in the New world
Relations with the Indians
Aristocrat who wanted to get rich quick
Gained money from Queen Elizabeth to start a colony
Named the Colony Virginia after the unmarried queen
First attempt at a colony was in 1585
Sir Raleigh set out to colonize the small island
Located in present day North Carolina
Fights with Indian tribes and lack of food made the colonists return back to England.
Two years later they tried again
However, this time the colony vanished. No one knows exactly what happened to the colonists
Founded in 1607
Located in present day Virginia
Finally, the English would establish a lasting colony
-The colonists discovered that tobacco was easily grown in Virginia.
-Europeans loved this new leisure activity.
-“Up the snuff.”
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Took control of the failing colony
Brought order to Jamestown
“He who works not, eats not.”
Called a JOINT STOCK COMPANY
If the colonists failed at developing the company, the investor would lose money.
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Discuss the Virginia Company and House of Burgesses
Begin Plymouth settlement
Funded the colony at Jamestown
Allowed the Virginia Company to settle Jamestown
Almost a rent/lease agreement, since the land still belonged to the Crown
The sum of all money and assets that a business has.
The Virginia Company used this money to fund the colonies
Called the House of Burgesses
Allowed colonists to purchase land and earn money.
Also the first elected government in the colonies.
What group of voters are missing?
Were not part of the original settlement.
Came over from Europe to help “settle” the men down.
Imagine not living around any women
Successes at Jamestown gave the British the confidence to start a new Colony.
What colony was this?
King James I granted their land charter in 1620
Colonists were originally hoping to land in Virginia, but ended up in present day Massachusetts
Were very religious
Their entire lives were centered around praising God
Left England in search of an easier way to practice their religion
The ship that was used by the colonists to reach the New World
Took them a little over two months to reach their destination
What do you know about Plymouth Rock?
Discovery Ed clip
Was signed by the people on the Mayflower
Was a “pact” for the members of the new colony to stick together
You frequently ask personal questions
Your mother has a full time job.
You make eye contact when you speak
The Dutch are very private
Dutch mothers rarely work outside of the home
The Dutch always make eye contact.
You finish everything on your dinner plate
You share your feelings with your close friends
It is offensive to not finish your food
The Dutch do not talk about their personal lives with their friends.
The Dutch were in control of the money in Europe
Had a strong naval fleet
Controlled the Spice Islands
Funded the exploration in the New World
Basically the world’s first MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATION
A sailor who was looking for a route to ASIA called the NORTHWEST PASSAGE
He landed in present day New York and claimed the land for the Netherlands
The Dutch traded metal objects to the Indians for fur
Eventually they would establish trading posts for fur all along the Hudson and Delaware rivers
The Dutch gained money due to the system of trade
What city was established at the mouth of the Hudson River?
What are the boroughs of New York City (5)
Where is Manhattan?
What is it?
Originally got it’s name from the New Amsterdam where the locals built walls to keep out invaders.
A settlement by the Dutch in the New World
Also a city in the Netherlands
Another settlement by the Dutch in New York
Today it is one of the largest boroughs in the city
The majority of people who settled in the new colony were not Dutch
Over half of the population were English and other Europeans
New way to reach Asia to the Spice Islands and other wealth.
Do you see a pattern here?
The French colonized parts of Canada the whole way down to Florida. (See Map)