Topic #1 Overview Sheet
  Assignment #1
 

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Questions:

  1. What were the goals and motivations behind English colonization of the Chesapeake?
  2. Why was the survival rate so low for the English settlers of early Virginia?
  3. How did the introduction of tobacco to the Chesapeake region affect the colony of Virginia?
  4. What was the headright system?  What incentives were established by the Virginia Company to  promote British migration to the New World?
  5. Explain the system of indentureship.  What was life like for indentured servants?
  6. How did the evolution of the Virginia colony between 1607 and 1625 reveal the impact of New World conditions on aims and expectations?
  7. What was the nature of the early relationship between the Virginia colonists and the local native Indian tribes?  What happened in 1622 that changed that relationship?
  8. What agricultural techologies and methods did the English settlers learn from the Native Indians?
  9. Why was Maryland founded?  How did it differ from the Virginia colony?  How were they similar?
  10. What powers did a proprietor have?
  11. What problems plagued the Maryland colony?  How did Lord Baltimore attempt to resolve these problems?
  12. How did Governor William Berkeley's rule in Virginia change from 1642 to the mid-1670s?
  13. Why were the back-country settlers such an annoyance to the colonial government in the tidewater area?
  14. Why did Bacon's Rebellion occur in 1675-1676?
  15. Identify the reasons why Bacon's Rebellion was so significant for the Virginia colony in the eearly colonial period.
 

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  Assignment #2
 

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Questions:

  1. What were the goals of the Separatists who settled in Plymouth in 1620?
  2. How did these settlers change the physical and social landscape in and around Plymouth?
  3. What was the Pilgrims' relationship with Native Americans?  How did their experiences differ from those of the Virginia settlers?
  4. How was the early "Plymouth Plantation" governed?
  5. How was the Massachusetts Bay Company different from the earlier settlement at Plymouth?
  6. How were the Congregationalist church communities different from mainstream Anglicanism [Church of England]?
  7. What were some of the characteristics of the theocratic society established in New England in the 17c?
  8. List some of the reasons for dissent in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Trace the evolution of increased political participation of the colony's male members.
  9. What threats did Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson pose to the Massachusetts Bay leadership?
  10. How did Native Indians help the early settlers in New England?
  11. How did the Puritans' attitudes toward Native Indians change over time?
  12. What factors caused relations between the Native Americans and the colonists in New England to result in the Pequot War?
  13. What were the causes of King Philip's War?  What were the long-term affects of this war on Native Americans?  on the New England colonists?
  14. How had the conflicts between natives and settlers been effected by the earlier exchanges of technology?
 

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  Assignment #3
 

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Questions:

  1. How did the Stuart Restoration [1660-1688] affect attitudes about founding more settlements?
  2. How was the charter for the Carolina settlement similar to that of Maryland? 
  3. What oncentives did the Carolina proprietors offer for settlement?  Why was it different from that proposed under Carolina's Fundamental Constitution?
  4. How did southern Carolina's close ties with the British island of Barbados influence the development of the colony's society?
  5. Why were the Carolinas one of the most unstable of all the English colonies in America?
  6. Why did the English resent the Dutch presence in America?
  7. List some of the major social and economic characteristics of the royal colony of New York.
  8. Why did power in New York remain widely dispersed?  Who shared this power?
  9. How was the colony of New Jersey similar to that of New York?  How was it different?
  10. Identify the key beliefs and practices of the Quakers [or Society of Friends].  Why can it be said that they were the most anarchistic and democratic of all the Protestant sects?
  11. What plans did William Penn have for the establishment of a new colony from the land granted him by King Charles II?
  12. How did the influence of the Quakers make Pennsylvania an unique colony?  Why was it called a "holy experiment?"
  13. Why did social and political tensions eventually occur in the Pennsylvania colony?
  14. Why did British colonists in the Caribbean turn to African slavery as a source of labor?
  15. Why was it difficult to establish a stable society and culture in the Caribbean colonies?
  16. Why was Georgia founded?  How was it different from the other British colonies?
  17. What were the colonization policies of James Oglethorpe and his fellow trustees in Georgia?  Why did the strict rules governing life in the colony ensure the failure of Oglethorpe's vision?
  18. Why, in the "middle grounds," the European migrants were both menacing and appealing to the Native Indians?
 

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Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes --> chapter 2
  2. My Quizzes -->  A   B   C   D

  3.  
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  2. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  3. Indian Wars - chart
  4. Lecture --> "The Great Migration" [Prof. Terry Matthews, Wake Forest Univ.]
  5. Lecture --> "Puritanism in America" [Prof. Terry Matthews, Wake Forest Univ.]
  6. Lecture outline --> "Early Virginia" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  7. Lecture outline --> "The Puritan Colonies" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  8. American Puritanism - outline
  9. Note Cards -->  1-50

  

 


 

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