United States History 17A
Study Guide 1
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Study Guide 1
Nation of Nations
Conflict in the South, 1600 - 1750
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Using the maps in your textbook, Nation of Nations, locate the
(5) southern colonies. You do not need to send the answers to me, now,
but you will need to know the locations of these colonies for your
Answer the following
I. Outlandish Strangers
The first three questions
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4. For what 3 reasons did
let the English survive at Jamestown?
5. Learn about Powhatan's
famous daughter. (Click on this link. If the two Pocahontas
are overlapped, just hit reload.).
is Pocahontas buried?
Identify one historically inaccurate fact contained in the Disney movie.
II. English Society on the
6. Mercantilism was an
practiced by all major European countries.
What was the
What would be
if the primary objective of mercantilism were realized?
7. Why did mercantilists
(countries) to sponsor the settlement of overseas colonies?
Why did the
mercantilism appeal to European monarchs?
8. What was the name of the
joint stock company that founded Jamestown?
What year was
9. Why was the Jamestown
on an inland peninsula? What was unfortunate about
10. In 1618, desperate to
investment, the managers of the Virginia
to attract more settlers to Jamestown. One of these
for granting land. Explain 3 ways that the system worked for
11. Another reform was the
of the House of Burgesses. What was its function?
12. What percent of the
immigrants to the Chesapeake in the seventeenth century, (1607 - 1700),
were indentured servants?
13. What was an indentured
How long were their terms?
14. What was the life
the Chesapeake of men who reached the age of 20? What was the
expectancy for women?
15. What percent of servants
did not survive to
the end of their indentured terms?
Tobacco dominated economic life in the Chesapeake and Virginia. Growing tobacco was
so profitable that efforts to diversify the economy of the Chesapeake
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implement a mercantilist
policy, the English Parliament, beginning in1660, passed a series of
Acts designed to make sure colonial goods actually were shipped to
One of these granted ______ on the shipping and marketing of all
28. Another Navigation Act
the colonies to export certain 'enumerated commodities' only to England
or other British ports. What were these five enumerated commodities?
29. A third Navigation Act
(also called taxes or tariffs) on ____ and provided for customs
to ___ ?
30. The 'Fall Line'
the location of many cities in early America as can be noted from the
on p. 60. For example, Richmond on the James River, Fredericksburg on
Rappahannock river, Washington, D.C. on the Potomac, and Philadelphia
the Delaware. What was the fall line?
Society in Crisis
31. Before 1680, ___ were
over African slaves. Why? (Two reasons)
32. In 1675, what percent
of the Chesapeake was black?
33. When did the first
arrive in Virginia? Who brought them?
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why planters began to invest more heavily in slaves than in servants?>
35. In the
the number of Africans imported as slaves into the Americas had
mushroomed to ___ per year.
36. What percent of the
slave trade went to North America?
37. What was the 'Middle
It could be as long as 5,000 miles. How long could it take? How
many Africans were crowded onto these ships?
Which country received the
percent of African slaves?
38. What percent of
the first year of captivity in the Chesapeake? By comparison, what was
the mortality rate in the Carolinas and Caribbean?
One of the most famous
the Middle Passage involved the ship Amistad. Please click on
following site and answer the questions there:
43. By 1740, what percent
were black? How did Virginia law distinguish between white servants and
black slaves with regard to whipping? What was the punishment for
a slave who presumed to strike any white person?
44. Why was it unlikely
white planters, tenant farmers and indentured servants would ever join
with poor black slaves to challenge the privilege of the great planters?
45. Although Chesapeake
1700 was dominated by the great tobacco planters, (the gentry), who
thousands of acres of land, Virginia and Maryland became colonies of
___ who owned ___
of land and no more than __ slaves.
46. How did the Chesapeake
the respect of 'lesser whites' on militia days, court
and every Sunday?
47. As a medicine, for what
nobility use sugar?
48. What constituted the
of the ordinary folk of Europe?
49. What were
the six 'drug
produced by England's overseas colonies?
IV. From the Caribbean to the Carolinas
50. What product made more
England than the total volume of commodities exported from the mainland
American colonies combined? Who were the richest people in all of
America by 1680?
Revised January 24,
by Tom Gallup, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Valley College