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Survey of US history

by: Alex Weiers

Survey of US history HIST 2110

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notes from the first two weeks of class: email me if you have any questions.
Survey of United States History
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alex Weiers on Tuesday September 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 2110 at Georgia State University taught by David Tiller in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 58 views. For similar materials see Survey of United States History in History at Georgia State University.


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Date Created: 09/06/16
Alexandra Weiers  Cahokia C. 660-c. 1400 CE  Technchititian- 1325-1521 CE  Cliff Palace- 1190 C. – C.1260 CE ---- Ben frank used their government methods to create constitution – Freedom of Speech.  Iroquois Village- 12 -15 Centuries C. 1800 CE  European Expansion: o Silk road and eastern trade routes Key Terms and Concepts: o Diversity of the Americans before Columbus o Columbian exchange o Spanish colonization  Gold (silver)  God (conversion of natives)  Glory o French Colonization  Empire  Fur  Fortune o Dutch Colonization  Trade. 8-30-16  Extractive Colony  Settler colonialism o People move into a colony displacing native population o Primarily English colonization o Assimilation not so successful  Reasons for the colonization o Push- Enclosure movement  English wool industry  Early industrialization ( high demand, High supply)  Larger companies were buying property in England from the poor people pushing them to the bigger cities. o Push- over population  There was not enough space or jobs in the city to meet the needs of the population. Alexandra Weiers  Because of the enclosure movement the poor were pushed into the big cities causing the rise of sickness, disease, and poor living conditions o Pull-  Money  Power  Religion  Where did they settle? o Chesapeake:  Organization and governance  Right hand system (south)  Indentured Servitude: Indentured servitude was a labor system in which people paid for their passage to the New World by working for an employer for a fixed term of years. It was widely employed in the 18th century in the British colonies in North America and elsewhere. It was a way for the poor in Britain and the German states to obtain passage to the American colonies. o Pilgrims  New England  Township (North) o Other Factors: Values and beliefs Key Terms  Extractive colonization vs. settler  Push and pull reasons for colonization o Enclosure movement o Over population o Land o Power o Wealth o Religion o New Ideas of freedom  Head right system Alexandra Weiers 9-1-16 from servitude to slavery from indentured servants to African slaves slavery- a brief history  slavery  -received slaves from war  trade  not race based  What about the native Americans?  enslavement more for religion vs. race  indentured servitude o selling yourself for passageway to the US. for 7 years o economic value place  Bacons Rebellion  trade conflict, treaties  “the discovery of personal whiteness among the people’s of the world is a very modern thing… the ancient world would have laughed at such a distinction”  settler colonialism and the unfree  only free if you have land  laws of slavery o 1662 a child was declared free of enslaved dependent on the status of his or her mother at the time of birth. a child of slave was automatically declared a slave, and a child of a freed woman was considered free. o 1667 slaves who converted to Christianity and were baptized were not free from slavery. o 1669: killing a slave was no longer considered a felony o 1670: non-white, free African Americans and Indians could not purchase a white, Christian indentured servant. o 1680: slaves had to have a pass to leave their master’s property and were not allowed to carry weapons of any kind. 1682: a slave visiting another plantation was not allowed to remain for longer than four hours for longer than 4 hours without permission from his or her owner. o 1691: intermarriage of a white man or woman with an African American or Indian person was cause for banishment from the Alexandra Weiers state of Virginia. (to keep the races separate) Virginia slave codes of 1705  established new property rights for slave owners  allowed for the legal free trade of slaves with protections granted by the courts  established separate courts of trial  prohibited blacks, regardless of free status from owning arms ( weapons)  blacks could not strike a white for any reasons  whites could not be employed by blacks  whites could apprehend blacks who look alike. Triangular trade. • Europeans picked up slaves from Africa bring them to the coast, exchange them for weapons or money, then traded for goods then good brought back to England. Key terms and concepts o indentured servitude o development of race- based slavery o bacons rebellion o slavery laws concerning decent, miscegenation, and religion o regional differences/ experiences of slavery.


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