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CH2 – The Planting of English America

Time Frame: 1500-1733

Objectives: At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain why England was slow to enter the colonization race and what factors finally led it to launch colonies in the early seventeenth century.
  • Describe the development of the Jamestown colony from its disastrous beginnings to its later prosperity.
  • Describe the cultural and social interaction and exchange between English settlers and Indians in Virginia and the effects of the Virginians’ policy of warfare and forced removal on Indians and whites.
  • Compare the tobacco-based economic development of Virginia and Maryland with South Carolina’s reliance on large-plantation rice-growing and African slavery based on West Indian models.
  • Identify the major similarities and differences among the southern colonies of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.



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