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THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 1492-1865. SEMINAR 2. REVIEW QUESTIONS. Describe the first settlers of the North American continent Name the most important Native American cultural areas Describe how the Europeans viewed the Indians. VIRGINIA BEGINNINGS. 1607: arrival at Jamestown

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review questions
REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • Describethefirstsettlers of theNorth American continent
  • Namethe most importantNative American culturalareas
  • DescribehowtheEuropeansviewedtheIndians
virginia beginnings
VIRGINIA BEGINNINGS
  • 1607: arrivalatJamestown
  • Problem: lowlying, malarialarea, dreaming of findinggold
  • Colonywasestablishedbythe Virginia Company, a jointstockcompany
  • John Smith: prototype of the American hero: overcomesdifficulties, becomes a leader
early population
EARLY POPULATION
  • Indentured labor, homeless, orchildren
  • Indenture: temporary labor contract (4-7 years)
  • 1613: Governor John Rolfeplantstobacco
  • 1619: Virginia House of Burgesses
  • 1619: arrival of firstblacks
puritan new england
PURITAN NEW ENGLAND
  • Non-conformists: Scroobycommunity
  • MovetoLeyden, laterapplyforpermissiontosettlein New World
  • Head of colony: William Bradford
  • 1620: MayflowerCompact– a covenant,
  • Covenant: an agreementbetween man and God, orbetweenindividuals
the mayflower compact
THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT
  • Motivation of thesettlers
  • Covenant and combine
  • The firstdocument of American democracy,
  • Civil Body Politick
  • Consensualgovernment
william bradford
WILLIAM BRADFORD
  • Notonlygovernor, chiefjudge, jury, superintendent of agriculture
  • Self-educated, deeplycommittedtoPuritanism
  • Separatistinterpretation of theReformation
  • Establishing a community
  • The MayflowerCompact, theFirstThanksgiving
  • The decline of thecommunity
william bradford of plymouth plantation
WILLIAM BRADFORD. OF PLYMOUTH PLANTATION
  • Describingthe life of thecolonyfromearlybeginningsuntilthedeclineofthesettlement
  • A horriblecase of bestiality: violationofGod’slaw, theultimate sin: young man matedwithanimals
  • Leviticallaw: eyefor an eye
  • Explanationfor sin: earlyexample of nativism, orrejectionofimmigrants
bradford s explanation
BRADFORD’S EXPLANATION
  • Wherethe Lord beginstosowgoodseed, theretheenvious man willendeavourtosowtares
  • Whentheycouldnothavesuchastheywouldtheyweregladtotakesuchastheycould
  • A mixed multitudecameintothewildernesswiththepeople of God