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English Settlements: Jamestown and Maryland
featuring a Q&A between cartoon animals and 80s rock legends part II
British settlements in the New World
an English settlement that was established by the Virginia Company in 1607
settlement's main objective was gold; then tobacco
What do I need to know about Jamestown in order for the cool kids to talk to me?
from the start the settlement was very unsuccessful and many people died
people only wanted to look for gold, nothing else
fighting with neighboring natives
official religion was Anglicanism
tobacco's success paved the way for slave labor (creating a super-rich elite/poor class society)
Jamestown flourished thanks to tobacco and would help spawn Virginia
VA formed the House of Burgesses--first assembly of elected representatives
If you're still not clear on Jamestown, check out this very short and to the point video overview.
How did tobacco create such a class difference? It'd really cheer me up...
Sad robot dog wants to know...
Hello sad robot dog, it's me, David Bowie... I'm here to answer your tobacco question... the easiest answer I can give is this... tobacco growers were already wealthy, and they became even wealthier thanks to slave labor and the popularity of tobacco. During this time, if you weren't a landowner, you were a slave or indentured servant...
and as time went on, the gap between the wealthy landowning elite and the slaves/working class became even larger.
1972 Ziggy Stardust David Bowie has the answer...
What do I need to know about Maryland in order for me to get my job back?
in 1632 the King of England gave his friend's
son, Cecilius Calvert, Maryland as a gift
Maryland, like Virginia, relied on tobacco for its economy
Maryland, also like Virginia, had an elected assembly
Calvert wanted Catholics and Protestants to live in peaceful harmony
Maryland becomes the first haven for religiously persecuted people
Concerning Religion Act of 1649--all Christians were "guaranteed" free exercise of religion
Read this and then answer the following question on your blog:
1. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement (why/why not?):
A society that does not allow religious freedom will be easier to govern and its people will be more respectful and tolerant than one that does.
Tobacco turned Virginia and Maryland into economically successful colonies
Both Virginia and Maryland formed an assembly with elected representatives
The success of tobacco created the need for slave labor
Maryland was the first "freedom of religion" colony
"freedom of religion" only for Christians
Tobacco created a class society--landowners became even richer and poor got even poorer