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Teaching Joint-Stock Companies

Joint-Stock Companies

Compared with other European nations in 1600, England was relatively poor. As new agricultural techniques made fewer farmers necessary, the poor multiplied in the streets of cities such as London and Bristol. Much to the dismay of the wealthier classes, the impoverished were an increasingly burdensome presence and problem.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What role did Joint-Stock Companies play in the exploration and colonization of the New World?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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