Time Period 2:
Colonization of north america
Above the coronation of Powhatan, in purple the symbol of the Iroquois Confederacy, and lastly a primary source photo of the first ships that brought slaves to America. - http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/28/us/iroquois-constitution-a-forerunner-to-colonists-democratic-principles.html
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Overall Guiding Question: How did the colonial period help to shape America’s five founding ideals
- Identity: What were the chief similarities and differences among the development of English, Spanish, Dutch, and French colonies in America?
- Work, Exchange & Technology: How did distinct economic systems, most notably a slavery system based on African labor, develop in British North America? What was their effect on emerging cultural and regional differences? (Chapter 4 – Section 2)
- Peopling: Why did various colonists go to the New World? How did the increasing integration of the Atlantic world affect the movement of peoples between its different regions?
- Politics & Power: In what ways did the British government seek to exert control over its American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries?
- America in the World: How did the competition between European empires around the world affect relations among the various peoples in North America
- Environment & Geography: How and why did the English North American colonies develop into distinct regions?
- Ideas Beliefs & Culture: How did the expansion of cultural contact that took place with permanent colonization alter conditions in North America and affect intellectual and religious life, the growth of trade, and the shape of political institutions?