Colonial Societies 1500-1700

Colonial Societies 1500-1700

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main Spanish American colonial settlements of the 1500s and 1600s
  • Discuss economic, political, and demographic similarities and differences between the Spanish colonies
  • Compare and contrast the development and character of the French and Dutch colonies in North America
  • Discuss the economies of the French and Dutch colonies in North America
  • Identify the first English settlements in America
  • Describe the differences between the Chesapeake Bay colonies and the New England colonies
  • Compare and contrast the wars between native inhabitants and English colonists in both the Chesapeake Bay and New England colonies
  • Explain the role of Bacon’s Rebellion in the rise of chattel slavery in Virginia
  • Explain the reasons for the rise of slavery in the American colonies
  • Describe changes to Indian life, including warfare and hunting
  • Contrast European and Indian views on property
  • Assess the impact of European settlement on the environment
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