First black Virginian to possess a slave of his own
"poor man's crop"
Florida & New Mexico's military bases
From Rags to Riches
a fictional colonial success story: Polly pregnant + unmarried sentenced to become an indentured servant. Brutalized by her master, she was released by a Magistrate whom she married and became a rich plantation mistress who mistreats her servants
House of Burgesses
Virginia's elected assembly emerged as the protector of the interests of large planters.
New trade regulations introduced in 1651, and extended in the early 1660s, required colonial products to be carried in vessels built, owned, and crewed by English men or English colonials.
Virginia's Governor; ensured that planters paid the taxes they owed.
Frustrated by Berkeley's leniency, bacon and an armed group of small farmers led an unauthorized assault on native village in May 1676, massacring friendly as well as hostile Indians and seizing stocks of pelts
"The Declaration of the People" : Bacon's Rebellion
Argued that revolutionary notion that Berkeley's authority could not be considered legitimate without the people's consent.
original principles of gov. for Carolina, drawn up in the late 1660s, chiefly by the English political philosopher John Locke.
largest port town in the South
Less violent challenge in the 1740s, when poor and politically disenfranchised whites joined a religious movement.
Spread rapidly across the northern and southern colonies
Royal Africa Company
monopoly on the slave trade with the English colonies, increases its slave shipments from Africa
Restored to English throne after the Civil War
Reasserts the crown's authority over the American colonists
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