APUSH – Essay 9/25

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1. Thesis for Question # 1
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From 1606 – 1607, the lesson English colonists learned from their early Jamestown experience was that they should’ve focused more on survival than making money.
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1. What lessons do you think English colonists learned from their early Jamestown experience? (Specific developments)
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[Focus on Survival] A. Grow different crops (Tobacco ruined the soil and they needed more food crops) B. Working together would have been more beneficial. C. Planning ahead on how to govern. would have been more beneficial.
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2. Thesis for Question # 2
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From 1681 – 1690, Pennsylvania would be the most preferred colony to live in.
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2. Which of the New England or middle colonies would you have preferred to live in?
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Pennsylvania – A. Fertile Land, east to grow crops B. Quaker so most were very nice, no massacres (Salem Witch Trials) C. Native Americans were treated well.
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3. Thesis for Question # 3
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From the early 1600s – early 1700s, the Americas could accurately be considered as a \”virgin land\” by an Englander.
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3. It is sometimes said that the Europeans who came to the Americas settles in a \”virgin land\” that was unused and unspoiled. Accurate or not accurate?
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Englander POV – Accurate A. No buildings or roads B. No Powerful nations settled there, only Native Americans (nobodies ;] ) C. Land was fertile and resourceful
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4. Thesis for Question # 4
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From the early 1600s – the 1680s, Indentured Servitude was easier than black slavery to meet the demands of labor for colonial masters. From 1680 – the early 1700s, Black slavery replaced Indentured servitude as the best way to meet demands for colonial masters because it was all around more beneficial.
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4. Why did colonial masters first adopt the institution of indentured servitude rather than Indian or black slavery to meet their demands for labor? Why then did black slavery replace indent. servitude?
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Part 1 – A. Indent. servants willingly came to get 50 acres of land after their contract ends. B. Native Americans knew the land so they could easily escape, years could be added to the contracts of indent. servants to keep them working. C. African Americans were expensive to bring to the new colonies Part 2 – [Cheaper] A. Eventually became cheaper to get black slaves vs. indent. servants. B. Each new generation of black slave belonged to Master. C. Blacks were more immune to disease and worked better in the heat.

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