1607 = First permanent English settlement; 1754 = Start of the 7 Years War
An economic system where countries tried to increase their wealth through government control of all aspects of trade
Crops that could be gown in large quantities, harvested, and sold for a profit
Sought tight control over the colonies and focused on converting and exploiting the Natives (think the 3 G's: God, glory and gold)
Fewer inhabitant than other countries; focused on trade, alliances, and intermarriage with Native Americans. Heavy focus on furs (beaver)
Colonies were based on agriculture; large number of me and women inhabited the colonies; relatively hostile relations with Native Americans.
Large amount of land for farming; shortage of indentured servants (Post-1676 Bacon's Rebellion); hard to enslave natives (diseases); European demand for goods (tobacco)
Overt and covert methods such as: rebellion (although not often), sabotaging equipment, and running away
Founded primarily by Puritans that wanted a group of like-minded individuals; close-knit, longer life expectancies; mixed economy of farming and trade
Religiously, ethnically, and demographically diverse of all the colonies. (Think Quakers – religiously tolerant.) Economy was based on grains.
Chesapeake (MD and VA) and North Carolina was based on tobacco - relied on indentured servants early on, later replaced by African slaves
Native American revolt against the Spanish in the late 17th century; expelled the Spanish for over 10 years; Spain began to take an accommodating approach to Natives after the revolt
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