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41 Cards in this Set

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English colonization began.
Late in 16th century
The three kinds of colonies.
Company, proprietary, charter
Examples of company colonies
Virginia and Massachusetts Bay
Examples of proprietary colonies
Examples of corporate or charter colonies
Rhode Island and Connecticut
Economy of New England
Shipbuilding, fishing, and manufacturing
Economy of Middle Colonies
Farming, fur trading, manufacturing
Economy of Southern Colonies
Tobacco, rice, indigo, naval stores
Land system in New England
Freeholds organized into townships
Land system in Middle Colonies
Patron ships, large manors
Land system in Southern Colonies
Favorable balance of trade, abundance of gold & silver, colonies
Navigation Act of 1651
English, ships, English crews
Navigation act of 1660
Enumerated goods to England only
Navigation Act of 1663
Imports go to England first
Early French settlements
St. Lawrence, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley to mouth of Mississippi
World Wars with American Phases
King William’s Queen Anne’s, King George’s
Albany Plan of Union, 1754
7 colonies vs. French & Indians
French and Indian War, 1754-63
Great War for empire—Gipson
Peace of Paris, 1763
Union Jack to the Mississippi
Royal Proclamation of 1760
Restricted colonial movement past the Alleghnies
Sugar Act, 1764
Discouraged smuggling
Currency Act, 1764
Forbade paper money
Stamp Act, 1765
Revenue to administer colonies
Mutiny Act, 1765
Troops in private homes
Sons of Liberty
Violence against stamp officials
Repeal of Stamp Act
Pressure from British merchants
Declaratory Act
Right to tax at will
Townshend Duties, 1767
Import duties
Boston Massacre, 1770
British troops kill patriots
Townshend Duties repealed
Except tax on tea
Committees of Correspondence
Revolutionary cells
Tea Act, 1773
Monopoly by British East India Company
Boston Tea Party
Revolutionary “Indians”
Intolerable Acts, 1774
Closed Boston Port, forbade town meeting
First Continental Congress, September 1774
Created the “Associations”
Lexington and Concord, April, 1775
Shot heard around the world
Second Continental Congress, 1775
Not a war for independence
Chose commander of Continental Army
George Washington
Common Sense
Pressure for independence
R. H. Lee’s Resolution
June 7, 1776