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United States History: 1500 to 1789: From Colony to Republic (Essentials)

United States History: 1500 to 1789: From Colony to Republic (Essentials)

Steven Woodworth

Language: English

Pages: 48

ISBN: 2:00262687

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


REA’s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals.

United States History: 1500 to 1789 reviews the European age of exploration, the beginnings of colonization, the colonial world, the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening, the French and Indian War, the Intolerable Acts, the War for Independence, the creation of new governments, and the United States Constitution.

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the Pacific Ocean, which he claimed for Spain. The same year Juan Ponce de Leon explored Florida in search of gold and a fabled fountain of youth. He found neither but claimed Florida for Spain. In 1519 Hernando (Hernan) Cortes led his dramatic expedition against the Aztecs of Mexico. Aided by the fact that the Indians at first mistook him for a god, as well as by firearms, armor, horses, and (unknown to him) smallpox germs, all previously unknown in America, Cortes destroyed the Aztec empire

meanwhile was preparing a massive effort to conquer the United States. Gage was removed as being too timid, and top command went to Howe. To supplement the British army, large numbers of troops were hired from various German principalities. Since many of these Germans came from the state of Hesse-Kassel, Americans referred to all such troops as Hessians. Although the London authorities desired a quick and smashing campaign, General Howe and his brother, British naval commander Richard, Admiral

1785). The Land Ordinance of 1785 provided for the orderly surveying and distribution of land in townships six miles square, each composed of thirty-six one-square-mile (640 acre) sections, of which one should be set aside for the support of education. (This ordinance is sometimes referred to as the “Northwest Ordinance of 1785”). The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 provided a bill of rights for settlers and forbade slavery north of the Ohio River. These ordinances were probably the most important

1983, and a Rice University Graduate Fellowship from 1983 to 1987. His professional memberships include the American Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, and the Conference on Faith and History. His special expertise includes the Civil War and Reconstruction era, the U.S. Constitution and legal history, U.S. military history, and U.S. colonial and revolutionary history. He is the author of Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West.

life as few children reached adulthood without experiencing the death of one or both parents. Remarriage resulted in households that contained children from several different marriages. The system of indentured servitude was open to serious abuse, with masters sometimes treating their servants brutally or contriving through some technicality to lengthen their terms of indenture. In any case, forty percent of Chesapeake region indentured servants failed to survive long enough to gain their

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