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Now, there are strong monarchs - monarchs who wanted lots of power, and, there are people who believe in natural rights. What will happen? In other words, what will the new ideas of the Enlightenment bring, and why?
English Joint Stock Companies
John Smith, who had made the trip over in chains, saved them. He said, "Work or Starve." So, they started farming, and the food went to everyone. The company sent over 50 women to help repopulate Jamestown.
They arrived in November 1619, and did not land at Plymouth Rock. They signed the Mayflower Compact before they got off the boat. This was the first democratic government in the New World. It was signed to get the Strangers and Pilgrims to work together through the winter so they wouldn't starve. In the spring, the "Strangers" took off.
Oliver Cromwell was a Puritan with violently antipapist views. He is said to have been packing his household to emigrate to Massachusetts when the policies of England's King Charles I, toward the Roman Catholic Church, compelled him to stay and fight. Charles was beheaded and Cromwell, a country squire, became dictator of England.
Problems and War in Colonial America
The American Revolution
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