Topic #2 Overview Sheet
 

  Assignment #1
 

Sources:

 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  mid-pg. 59;  mid-pg. 81 - mid-pg. 86.
  • AMSCO Review:  mid-p. 35 to top of p. 38.
  • document Excerpts from the Virginia Slave Codes (1662-1705)
 

Questions:

  1. What were the goals of a mercantilist economic policy?
  2. What were the drawbacks of this economic system on the British North American colonies?
  3. What were some of the obstacles faced by American merchants in the 17c?
  4. What was the "Triangle Trade?"  How was it a response to British mercantile policies?
  5. Explain the growing preoccupation with consumption of material goods in the British colonies and how this preoccupation was associated with social status.
  6. Why had the well-defined and deeply entrenched English class system fail to reproduce itself in America during the colonial period?
  7. What were the characteristics of plantation slavery?
  8. How was the plantation an economic unit?  a social unit?
  9. What was the cause of the Stono Rebellion?
 

Terms:

 
  Assignment #3
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. What were the characteristics of communities that emerged in Puritan New England?
  2. How was the family central to the Puritan community?
  3. How did the experience of America affect the patriarchal family?
  4. Why did people accuse someone of witchcraft?
  5. Who were the typical accused?  typical accusers?
  6. Why did "witchcraft" seem to appear so suddenly in Salem, MA in 1692?  Were there any political / economic / cultural reasons?
  7. How did the witchcraft hysteria of the 1680s and 1690s result from a "gap between the expectations of a united community and the reality of a diverse and divided one?"
 

Terms:

 
  Assignment #4
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  mid-pg. 86 to mid-pg. 87;  end of pg. 90 - 97.
  • AMSCO Review:  pp. 45-55. 
 

Questions:

  1. Why was the social unit in New England the town and not plantation/farm lands [as it was in the South]?
  2. How were the fates of young Puritan sons different from those of daughters in New England families?
  3. How did population pressures change the nature of Puritan society by the early 18c?
  4. What were some of the causes for the apparent decline in religious piety by the early 18c?
  5. What was the First "Great Awakening?"  Who brought it about?  What groups in colonial society were most attracted to this religious movement?
  6. Identify the differences between the "Old Lights" and the "New Lights."
  7. How was the Halfway Communion [Halfway Covenant] a move to address these tensions?
  8. What were the effects of the Great Awakening?
  9. What was the Enlightenment?  How did it differ from the Great Awakening?
  10. Identify some of the ways in which American colonists placed a high value on education in the 17c and early 18c.
  11. What colonial colleges were in operation by 1763?  Why was each founded, and what subjects were studied in the mid-18c?
  12. What evidence was there that the influence of the Enlightenment was spreading in America?
  13. Explain the working of the law in colonial America--the concepts on which it was based, and the way it functioned.
  14. How was the American legal philosophy different from that long established in England?
  15. What was the significance of the John Peter Zenger trial?
  16. What were some of the major differences between the American and British political systems?
 

Terms:

 

                
 
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quizzes --> chapter 3
  2. My Quizzes -->  A
     
Outlines / Lecture Notes / Review Sheets:
  1. APUSH Review Timeline (interactive)
  2. Giant AHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. Indian Wars - chart
  4. Lecture outline --> "North American Colonies Matue" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
  5. Slavery in the American Colonies - outline
  6. 18th Century American Colonies - outline
  7. Note Cards -->  51-100     101-150    

 


 

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