Note: There is an unfortunate (but not substantive in this context) error in the beginning to the chapter. Captain Christopher Newport arrived with settlers, not John Smith who had arrived already with the first settlers. Smith had become the effective leader (but not President of the Council) of Jamestown when Bartholomew Gosnold fell sick and died 22 August 1607
- Compare and Contrast the Tidewater settlement by the English with what happened in New France and El Norte
- What role did the experience of Irish colonization and subjugation play in the Tidewater colonization?
- What two events changed the trajectory of Tidewater society?
- How and along what lines did Tidewater society become stratified?
- Compare and Contrast the forced labor systems and the methods of coercion in the Tidewater for Europeans, Native Americans and Africans
- Compare and Contrast the development of Maryland with Virginia
- What vision did the white planter class have for Virginia and Maryland society?
- What vision did the white laboring class have for Virginia and Maryland society?
- Compare and Contrast the relationships that existed between the white laboring class and the enslaved black class with the relationship between the white laboring class and Native Americans in Yankeedom
- How did such a tyrannical society produce some of the greatest champions of republicanism, such as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison?
- How was “independence” and “liberty” defined in the Tidewater and how did this definition impact different classes within Tidewater society?
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