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  • Compare And Contrast Captain John Smith And William Bradford

    Captain John Smith and Governor William Bradford may have had similar problems to face on there journey to the ‘New World’ but there are many things that set them apart. Captain John Smith and William Bradford both came from England to the “New World’ for there own reasons. Captain John Smith leading the Jamestown colony came to ‘New World’ searching for wealth. William Bradford leading the Plymouth Plantation had come only to the ‘New World’ looking for religious freedom. Even though the…

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  • Bacons Rebellion: Bacon's Rebellion In North America

    The increase in the tobacco production boosted their economy. 5. (1620) Mayflower Compact: The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. The Separatists, also known as the “Saints”, fleeing religious persecution from James VI and I, wrote it. They traveled aboard the Mayflower in 1620 along with adventurers, tradesmen, and servants, most of whom were referred to as "Strangers". The Mayflower Compact is important because of its principle that a government's…

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  • John Calvin And TULIP Theory

    from France to Holland, them from Holland to Scotland and now still existing on these lands. The spirit also caused the British Parliament to be again the Charles and inspired a brilliant victory of General Cromwell. In addition, it promoted the Mayflower Puritans to immigrate to North America, which planted the seed on the land of…

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  • Act Of Toleration Essay

    The colony had become a safe haven for Catholic persecuted in England however; tensions ran high when the Protestant planters began to resent Catholic landlords. In the hopes of protecting the Catholics of the region, Lord Baltimore II signed the Act of Toleration in 1649. The Act would actually put more of a limit on religious freedom as it stipulated the death penalty to those settlers who denied the divinity of Jesus. Georgia - reasons for development- Georgia was developed to serve as a…

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  • The Main Causes Of The Revolutionary War

    defeat the British for three reasons: their will to fight, the timing and situation, and foreign aid. The sparks for conflict began in Boston Massachusetts. Before Britain had royal governors in the colonies, the first settlers in Boston created the Mayflower Compact. This document planted the seeds for a self-ruling government, which is America’s political system today. Soon after King George assigned governors to the colonies, relations began to deteriorate. Britain’s national treasury was…

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  • John Barker Primary Source

    A primary source is a document that was created at the time of a historical event. Some examples include: the Declaration of Independence, the Magna Carta, and the Mayflower Compact. All of these are documents written by an individual who was personally involved in a historical event. They are not telling us what other people witnessed; they are telling us what they witnessed. The primary source that I want to look at is a first-hand account of the battle of Lexington and Concord during the…

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  • Virginia In The 13 Colonies: Massachusetts Vs. Virginia

    Virginia and Massachusetts being the first two of the thirteen colonies, had similarities in the way they started, but as time went on, their differences began to be known. Massachusetts and Virginia are different because Virginia had the more humid and warm climate, which lead to their great tobacco business and with their crops. With all of the commodities fluctuating Virginia thus had an abundance of slave labor, much more than the Northern colonies, such as Massachusetts. Massachusetts was…

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  • American Indian Genocide

    selling others into slavery, and created a treaty that was to eliminate the Pequot nation. Jean O 'Brien, an Ojibwe historian, says that, “The Pequot war established in Indian minds the potential savagery of the English.” (We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower). There is abundant evidence that the Pequat War was an act of genocide by intent to remove the Pequat Tribe. In 1779 the United States declared war on the Haudenosaunee to punish them for trying to resist colonial settlement. Two hundred…

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  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Economy

    Massachusetts Bay Government officials focused on things such as fishing and whaling near the coast, as a form of economic stimulus. The fisherman used the whale blubber to create oil for heating purposes. Officials also focused on the building ships, as well as exporting items such as rum, timber, furs, and livestock. Those people inland used farming to grow crops such as corn, pumpkin, rye, squash, and beans, as a way of producing income and influencing the economy The society of the…

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  • Sullo, Elizabeth: The Many Ethnic Backgrounds

    grow up in a home with my paternal grandparents and uncle as well as my family. At the time I wasn’t impressed, but as an adult I can see how lucky I was. There was always talk of my mother’s family and the history of them coming to America on the Mayflower, but no one spoke of my father’s heritage. My paternal grandfather Michael Dziadik was born August 31, 1907, in Naugatuck Ct. The only name we could locate was the mother, her name was Mary. Michael’s parents came to America in the early…

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