You are required to answer ONE question in each section. Be sure to include as many details and historical specifics as possible to support your answer. Each answer should be 3-5 paragraphs in length (a complete essay with an intro, body, and conclusion). You must use citations and include course materials to support your response. Questions come directly from our course readings and materials.
Section 1: Answer ONE
1. Explain why there were no major witchcraft scares in the Chesapeake colonies and no uprising like Bacon’s Rebellion in New England. Consider the possible social, economic, and religious causes of both phenomena.
2. What made Native American peoples vulnerable to conquest by European adventurers?
3. What was the role of the colonies in the British mercantilist system?
4. How did the Great War for Empire change the relationship between England and its American colonies?
1. The narrative suggests that the war for American independence was not inevitable, that the British empire could have been saved. Do you agree? At what point during the imperial crisis was peaceful compromise possible?
2. How did the colonists manage to triumph in their battle for independence despite Great Britain’s military might? If any of these factors had been different, how might it have affected the outcome of the war?
3. Describe the backgrounds and philosophies of Patriots and Loyalists. Why did colonists with such diverse individual interests unite in support of their respective causes? What might different groups of Patriots and Loyalists, depending upon their circumstances, have hoped to achieve by winning the war?
4. In what ways does the United States Constitution manifest the principles of both republican and democratic forms of government? In what ways does it deviate from those principles?
You are to answer ONE from each of the two sections. Please number the answers as received.