Colonial America

 
Objectives:
By the end of this session, students will be able to:
· Explain the evolving contest between the Native Americans, the French, and the British for supremacy and survival in North America.
· Describe life in 18th century American rural villages, on the frontier, in cities, and on plantations.
· Explain the relationship between social diversity and political division and instability in 18th century America.
· Explain the impact of the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening in America.
· Describe colonial views England and English views of the colonies in the middle of the 18th century.
Readings:
Read Chapter 4 in American: Past and Present by Robert Divine and view the chapter 4 Power Point.

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Web site:
The Great Awakening 
Ben Franklin 
Assignments:
A. Read Chapter 4 in American: Past and Present by Robert Divine and answer the following questions.
1. How did the Anglo-American economic relationship change in the 18th century?
2. What were the origins of the Seven Years’ War and its effect on the American colonies?
3. What were the similarities and differences between the Enlightenment and te Great Awakening?
4. What impact did “city life” have on colonial culture?
5. Who were more powerful, colonial governors or colonial assemblies?
B. Read the hyperlinked article and respond to one of the questions.
The Great Awakening 
How significant was the Great Awakening’s influence on the American Revolution?
C. Research Project I Due
This is the online version of the research paper but instead of creating a written account of your research I want you to “show” me. In other words, I want you to create a presentation of your research. Using any presentation software, such as PowerPoint, create a presentation of a historical topic that falls within the parameters of the course (US History to 1865), take a position, and present your findings. The minimum slide requirement is 10, but don’t stop at there. Use as many slides as you see necessary to prove your point.
 For examples in structure (not topic), click here, here, here, and here.
Submit your Research Project as an attachment in the Research Tab.

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