1. What continues in the colonies
· Legislative/representative assemblies and the power to tax (“power of the purse”)- a quick table
· Voting by male colonists (not women)
· Mercantilism in Europe (and England, after 1707 called Great Britain) assumed national security required a nation-state had to control trade:
· By its colonies
With its colonies:
2. Major intellectual movements in Europe and later the English colonies:
· Starting in the 1600s the Age of Enlightenment or the Age of Reason
· In science Issac Newton
· In governmental theory John Locke - Two Treatises on Government (Also discussed as the social contract.)
In religion in a different way, deism
· In the 1700s, in the colonies Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and more
3. English mercantilism, the Navigation Acts, and the colonies:
· Using taxes to regulate (not to create income for the mother country)
· Selling “enumerated goods” (like tobacco, rice, indigo) only to England or other colonies – Limits some colonies like Virginia
· Requiring shipping in English ships – Opens trade to colonies who do shipping because they are English
4. Economy of the 3 regions – Be able to distinguish their economies in these areas:
· The staples – tobacco, rice, indigo – where? – a quick table for this and the next two
· Who carries the goods to trading markets and who doesn’t have ships?
· Where are the ports? What’s a port and who doesn’t have merchants?
· Indentured servants – from where to where now? – a quick table for this and the next two
· Headright – where was it in Lesson 2 and where is it now?
Slave importation – where now?
and Stono Rebellion
and slave codes? (Reminder: Lesson 2 contains primaries on this.)
5. Education in the 3 regions– a quick table
· Basic education
· Higher education
Awakening in the colonies and England from 1730s to 1750 moving from New
Revivals, intense, spiritual movements
Caution: this is a religious movement, but it is not anti-science.
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