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What was the colony taken by the Dutch

New York was founded by the Dutch. New York was founded by the Dutch. ___________________________________________________________________________________ New York was controlled by the dutch from 1609 to 1664. It was called New Amsterdam. New York still has many dutch street and place names. The Netherlands also had control of Indonesia for a while.

Why was the battle of Saratoga a turning point in the Revolutionary war

America's victory in the battle convinced France to commit troops to the American cause.

What was the battle of Yorktown's significance

it was the last major battle in the American revolution

it was the last major battle of the American Revolution

What did great Britain agree to in the Treaty of Paris

they agreed for peace

What is an example of a primary resource

Some example of primary resources are newspapers, journal entries, and letters.

The 7 weakness of the articles of conferdation

what were the 7 weakness of the Articles of Confederation?

Who fired first in the Boston massacre

The British fired first due to the fact that most of the colonists were unarmed. The mob no doubt was provoking the British soldiers though.

What did Europeans bring to the New World that caused the deaths of millions of Native Americans

The colonist brought several things with them that helped destroy the Native American culture. The first thing most people think of concerning this is disease. Disease was a huge factor in the deaths of many Native Americans, but other things came with the colonist that brought longer more subtle changes to the lives of the Native Americans and helped destroy their way of life. Before the fist colony of Jamestown the Powhatan Indians carefully managed the lands they inhabited. They burned undergrowth to keep the forest open, relocated villages when crops depleted soils, and ranged widely to fish, hunt, and gather all they needed, moving with the seasons. Most live on the riverfront that held the richest soils and the marshes contained wild foodstuffs that could be eaten in the lean months. It was an unfenced landscape with no domestic animals except dogs and they had no need for fences. Boys with bows and arrows would kill wildlife that ate the crops. Crops were mixed to grow corn, squash, and beans together in a method that preserved the land, kept soils moist and kept away pests. This all changed when the English ships arrived.

After settlement by the English they set off cataclysmic changes. They were an alien presence themselves and they brought animals, insects, and plants that would literally change the ground beneath the Indians feet. The English concept of a "civilized" landscape was one which ownership of the land was made clear by fencing and raising livestock. At first the domestic animals didn't do well, but soon the colonist lost control of them. The worse were the pigs. Smart, strong, and always hungry they ate nuts, fruits, shellfish, and corn, turning up the soil for edible roots. Among these was the tuckahoe that was a starchy tuber that the Indians ate when times were hard and their crops failed. The natives found themselves competing for food with packs of pigs. The livestock were destructive grazers and soils compactors.

But the largest impact was the honey bee. In early 1622 a ship arrived in Jamestown loaded with exotic things for the colonist to experiment with. Grapevines cuttings, silkworm eggs, and beehives. The bees quickly swarmed from their hives and set up shop throughout America. The colonist also carried another thing with them and that was a malaria causing parasite in their blood. Mosquitoes along the Chesapeake were infected by the colonist and spread the parasite to other humans. Black rats also came on the ships and ate Indian corn stores from Maine to Florida.

Finally, there was the tobacco. Once it proved to bring a profit is was planted over huge stretches of land that destroyed the soil. Before long the area looked more like England than it did before the ships arrived. The English didn't discover a new world, they created one and in the process destroyed the old world they had found.

What was the main reason Columbus went to the American continents

He was searching for a shorter, faster trade route to India.

How was most of the new England colonies were founded for religious reasons

jamestown helped new england found the religious colonies.

What happened first the first continental congress committees of correspondence or second continental congress

The first continental congress was first.

Was Alexander Hamilton a friend of George Washington

Alexander Hamilton was a friend of George Washington. Alexander Hamilton was the Secretary of Treasury under George Washington when he was President of the United States.

What did the plantation economy that developed in the South need in order to thrive

large areas of land and slave labor

What was the main reason Columbus went to the American continent

To look for a new trade route to india

Why did the federalists and the anti-federalists disagree

There were two sides to the Great Debate: the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists wanted to ratify the Constitution, the Anti-Federalists did not.

By Virginia law what was the child of a slave woman and a free man considered

A slave

Whom did the loyalists support during the American revolution

They remained loyal to the British Crown.

What legislation allow the president to arrest foreigners who were believed to be a threat to the US

There is no law that the president has to do this. First, this is beyond his constitutal powers and laws are made by congress. People entering the United States as immigrants are put through a series of stages. If found to be dangerous they can be deported.

System that allowed workers to move to the colonies by paying their passage in return for a promise to work

the middle passage

Which statement best describes the French and Indian War

It started by a colonial army led by George Washington

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