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American Foundation

Chapters 2,3,4

What ideas and beliefs did the early settlers bring to the new colonies that influenced the economy, society, and government? Tobacco (cash crop), Joint Stock Companies (everyone chips in), Indentured Servants, Headright System, Mercantilism, Salutary Neglect
Headright System Anyone who pays for their own/others passage got 50 acres of land in exchange person would work for 4-7 years
Mercantilism US goods and British goods shared and a balance of trade which lead to the Navigation Acts to control the colonies trade
Why did the colonists find it necessary to seek independence from Britain? The King was abusing them and taking away their freedom so they decided to leave
How does the declaration of independence define the new American idea of citizenship? Unalienable rights: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
How does the declaration of independence establish the relationship between the people and the government? The people choose their government, it is a government for the people
How do art, architecture, and various artifacts depict the life of the colonists? It gives insight to how they lived, their tools and resources, where they lived and how they were spaced, as well as what was going on during that time period
Jamestown vs Puritans Jamestown= New economic opportunities and freedoms Puritans= Religious freedom, Theocracy
Created by: caroline_cole