The student will describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century.
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Explain Virginia’s development; include the Virginia Company, tobacco cultivation, relationships with Native Americans such as Powhatan, development of the House of Burgesses, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the development of slavery.
Describe the settlement of New England: include religious reasons; relations with Native Americans (e.g., King Phillip’s War); the establishment of town meetings and development of a legislature; religious tensions that led to the founding of Rhode Island; the half-way covenant; Salem Witch Trials; and the loss of the Massachusetts charter and the transition to a royal colony.
Explain the development of the mid-Atlantic colonies; include the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam and subsequent English takeover, and the settlement of Pennsylvania.
Explain the reasons for French settlement of Quebec.
Analyze the impact of location and place on colonial settlement, transportation, and economic development; include the southern, middle, and New England colonies.