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TOPICAL ANALYSIS FOR THE BLACKBOARD
[The figures refer to the numbered sections.]
NOTE. The most important dates are uninclosed; those given in parentheses are inserted simply to enable the pupil to follow the general chronological order of events.
THE DISCOVERY AND NAMING OF AMERICA (1000-1522)
2. Who were they?
2. "Leif the Lucky."
2. Vinland (1000).
3. Results of the discovery of America by the Northmen.
1. Ideas about the earth when Columbus was born.
1. The "Sea of Darkness."
1. Birth of Columbus.
3. He probably never heard of Vinland.
4. What he wished to do.
4. Marco Polo's book.
4. First reason why Columbus wished to go to the Indies.
5. His second reason for wishing to go there.
5. Trade with the Indies. (Genoa; Venice.)
6. Portuguese voyages; Results.
7. Plan of Columbus. (How far right, how far wrong.)
8. He seeks assistance.
9. He sails, 1492. Vessels; Canary Islands; equipment for the
10. Incidents of the voyage. (Compass; crew; birds.)
11. Land! 1492. (The West Indies; the Indians.)
12. Return. Letter of Columbus; division of the world.
13. Disappointment of Spain. (Columbus in chains.)
13. Death of Columbus. What he had accomplished.
14. John and
what they discovered in 1497.
The Cabots, 1497
14. Henry VII's notebook.
14. England's claim to America.
Origin of the
15. Amerigo Vespucci.
15. What happened in 1507.
15. Did Amerigo Vespucci deserve the honor he received?
16. What people thought of America.
16. What Magellan discovered about America (1519-1522).
16. How Europe felt about his discovery.
17. Summary of the section.
ATTEMPTS AT EXPLORING AND COLONIZING AMERICA (1509-1600)
Ponce de Leon
18. Discovers and names Florida (1513)-
19. Discovers the "South Sea" (1513). (Cortez proposes a canal
across the Isthmus of Panama (1519).)
20. The King of France; Cartier on the St. Lawrence (1535)
New attempts of
21. De Soto's expedition (1539).
22. Coronado's expedition (1540).
23 The Huguenots (1562).
23. Menendez; St. Augustine (1565).
24. De Gourgues. (Results of the struggle between the French and
25. Frobisher; Davis.
25. Sir Humphrey Gilbert: Drake (1577-1580).
26. Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition (1584)-
27, Raleigh's first colony, 1585. (The new "root"; the new weed.)
28. Raleigh's second colony (1587).
29. Results of the Spanish, French, and English attempts up to 16oo.
30. What America was found to be; physical geography. (Climate,
soil, crops; healthfulness; superiority to Europe: natural
wealth; what Gladstone said.)
31. The Indian population.
32. Personal appearance of the Indians. (The scalp lock.)
33. How they lived.
34. Their work. (The moccasin; the snowshoe; the birch-bark canoe,)
35. Government of tribes; "wampum."
36. Social condition; customs; "totems."
37. Religion; character.
38. Self-control; torture; respect for courage. (General Stark.)
39. The Indian and the white man; what the Indian taught the white man.
40. Influence of the Indians on the early history of the country.
(The Iroquois; the Indian wars.)
Effects of the
41. (1) Geographical knowledge.
41. (2) Spain, Portugal, France, and England.
41. (3) The precious metals.
41. (4) Trade and navigation.
41. (5) New products.
41. (6) Sugar, cotton, rice, coffee.
41. (7) Effects on men's minds. opportunity.
42. Summary of the section. Spaniards, French, English; America
Effects of the geography of America on its history. See text and map, pages 42, 43.
LEADING FACTS OF AMERICAN HISTORY PERMANENT ENGLISH AND FRENCH SETTLEMENTS (1607-1763)
and the French
43. Opening of the 17th century; the desire of the English to go to
43. England's need of America; the King grants a charter to settle
43. The London Company; the Plymouth Company.
44. Articles of the charter; instructions.
45. The London Company's colony sails; Captain John Smith.
46. Jamestown, 1607; condition of the colonists.
47. Sufferings of the colonists; their search for the Pacific; Pocahontas.
48. Gold? The French in Canada; Smith becomes governor; the
colonists resolve to abandon Jamestown.
49. Lord Delaware; Governor Dale; the great land reform. ("This
50. Cultivation of tobacco (1612). Four effects.
51. Virginia becomes practically self-governing, 1619. The House of
52. Negro slaves, 1619; white "apprentices."
52. What settlements were made at the North.
53. Virginia loses her charter; Governor Berkeley; Puritans and Cavaliers.
54. Berkeley restored to power; the Navigation Laws; the King
gives away Virginia. Other English colonies.
55. Condition of the Virginia colonists; the Indian war; the Bacon
rebellion, 1676; Results.
56. Summary of the Virginia colony.
57. Henry Hudson (1609).
58. The Indians.
59. The Dutch take possession of New Netherland (1614); the
English and the French.
60. The Dutch purchase Manhattan Island, 1626.
61. The Patroons; Van Rensselaer.
62. Peter Stuyvesant; New Amsterdam. The English claim the
country; they seize it (1664).
63. Summary of New Netherland, or New York.
64. Dutch claim; English claim.
64. English get possession. Name New Jersey.
63. The Friends, or Quakers. Treaty with the Indians; government
of the colony.
66. Summary of New Jersey.
67. Lack of religious liberty in England. Catholics, Puritans, Sepa-
68. Emigration; the Separatists, or Pilgrims, go to Holland (1607).
69. Why the Separatists, or Pilgrims, resolved to leave Holland for
70. Where they intended to settle; how they got assistance.
71. The Pilgrims sail in the Mayflower; Myles Standish.
72. Cape Cod; the Compact.
73. Exploring the coast; Plymouth Rock, 162o. The first winter.
74. Governor Bradford: Town meeting; treaty with the Indians.
75. The Pilgrims buy out the English Company. Growth of the
colony; what made the Pilgrims great.
76. Salem; Governor Endicott; religious toleration, cutting the
cross out of the English flag.
77. Governor Winthrop; Boston, 1630. Great Puritan emigration to
78. Government of Massachusetts; town meetings; who could vote;
occupations of the people.
79. Banishment of Roger Williams; of Mrs. Hutchinson; Williams
80. The Boston Free Latin School (1635); Harvard University,
1636; Rev. John Eliot; first Printing Press, 1639. Common
school system founded, 1647.
81. The New England Confederation, 1643; object; Results.
82. The coming of the Friends, or Quakers.
83. Why it excited alarm; what the Friends believed, what they
refused to do.
84. Effect of persecution on the Friends.
85. What the Puritans of Massachusetts did to the Quakers.
86. King Philip's War, 1675. Eliot's Indians; Result of the war.
87. The Salem witchcraft.
88. Massachusetts loses her charter; Andros; the new charter.
89. Summary of Plymouth and of Massachusetts Bay colonies.
90. Grant to Gorges and Mason; first settlements.
91. Division of the territory; New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine;
V. New Hamp-
92. Londonderry: union of New Hampshire with Massachusetts.
Voting; New Hampshire a royal province.
93. Summary of New Hampshire.
94. Emigration to the valley of the Connecticut; Hooker's colony.
95. The Pequot War.
96. The Connecticut constitution, 1639. Of what it was the parent.
97. The New Haven colony; Scripture laws.
98. The Regicides; Davenport's sermon; Andros and the Connect-
99. Summary of Connecticut.
100. The Catholic Pilgrims; Lord Baltimore; Maryland.
101. St. Marys; the wigwam church (1634).
102. Government of the colony; religious freedom; the Toleration
103. Clayborne and Ingle; what the English commissioners did;
how the Assembly or Legislature treated Lord Baltimore.
104. Lord Baltimore restored to his rights; Maryland loses her
105. Establishment of the Church of England: Maryland restored
to Lord Baltimore; Mason and Dixon's line (1763-1767).
106. Summary of Maryland.
107. Roger Williams; Providence; the first Baptist church in
108. Liberty of conscience, 1636. The Constitution of the United
109. Settlement of the island of Rhode Island; the charter; Rhode
Island and the Revolution.
110. Summary of Rhode island.