Describe the colonial origins of the American identity and a set of American values (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equality, liberty, etc.).

Prompt Questions

Option 1: Trace the legal development and growth of slavery in North America before and after the American Revolution (through the new republic). Which economic, geographic, and social factors encouraged growths of slavery in the colonial period (1607- 1775) and the early republican period (1780s through the 1810s)? How did the American Revolution affect the institution of slavery? How did slavery shape colonial and American society?

Option 2: Describe the colonial origins of the American identity and a set of American values (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equality, liberty, etc.). How did Americans define themselves coming out of the American Revolution? How did they determine who belonged and who could claim this American identity, as well as who could not? Confine your answer through 1800.

Option 3: Explain the factors contributing to European immigration to the British North American colonies (later states) through the American Revolution. How did ideas and policies on immigration (and indentured servitude) change after the Revolution? What political, economic, and social challenges did European immigrants to the US face during the first presidential administrations? Confine your answer through the 1810s.

Option 4: Trace the changes to Native American life since early English settlement in North America. Confine your answer through the War of 1812 and Tecumseh’s War. Describe the nature of British and American policies regarding Native Americans in the colonial period and the early republican periods.

 

Describe the colonial origins of the American identity and a set of American values (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, equality, liberty, etc.).