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Colonization of North America

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Department
History
Course
HIST 277
Professor
Catherine Briggs
Semester
Fall

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Wednesday September 11 2013 Monday September 16 2013 HIST 277Lecture One The Colonization of North AmericaThe Laws and Legal TraditionsColonization of North America Factors leading to European colonization 1 Development of nations and monarchical power and authority o Leads to creating empires 2 Growth of capitalism and increased commerce o Leads to search for wealth 3 Curiosity and intellectual change o Now technological scientific and intellectual ideaschallengesCreation of Colonies in N AmericaLeads to colonization by Britain and France in NA by late 1500s o Britisheastern areas of modern US Nfld Nova Scotia o Frencharea of Quebec and into central US Maritimes and NfldAverage people merchants traders farmersWhy do they come o Economic and religious opportunity land independence religious freedom religious piety o Fur trade was a valuable commodity Laws and Legal Institutions British Law and the
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