HIS271Y1 Lecture Notes - Cash Crop, Opchanacanough, Toleration

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England"s first colonies: virginia vs. massachusetts bay (sept. 21) The real story of pocahontas (powhatan; john smith; john rolfe; wereowance; Tobacco originally a wild plant that naturally grew which the natives were using it for years. Eventually the early settlers that my cultivating it, it grows faster and better 1610 within 5yrs to put together to send back to england a shipment of it. The idea that profit could be made spreads and by then 6000 pounds were shipped. The charter for individuals is taken away and replaced by a crown colony. Its own elective assembly has dibs on the tobacco but the crown is ultimately who is running things. This leads to a fundamental source of inequality. -indenture servants they paid for their trip in exchange for them to work for them for a limited term, and u agree to it bc u hope in 7 yrs u could have land of ur own.

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