The reasons for English colonization

A. Explain the reasons for English colonization (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:

  1. Discuss the political motivations for English imperialism.
  2. Describe the social pressures that contributed to English colonization of North America.

B. Describe the economic systems (e.g., labor relationships, trade networks, major cash crops), social characteristics (e.g., religious beliefs, family structures, cultural practices, class systems), and political systems (e.g., types of representation, major governmental bodies, significant political figures) of the following colonies using the attached “English Colonies in America Table,” or similar document:

• Massachusetts Bay

• Virginia

• The Carolinas

Note: You may include a short paragraph in each cell or a thorough bulleted list with significant key terms.

C. Explain the major ideas and events (i.e., Enlightenment philosophies, colonial conflicts, imperial regulations, acts of rebellion) that led to the American Revolution (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs).

D. Describe how each of the following groups were affected by the political and/or social changes that followed the American Revolution (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs):

• Native Americans

• African Americans

• women

E. Provide acknowledgement of source information, using in-text citations and references, for quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content.

  1. Include the following information when providing source references:

• author

• date

• title

• location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, or website URL)


Task 2 – (2-3 Pages)

You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

A. Explain (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) the reasons for the rise of partisan politics in the Early Republic (i.e., major conflicts and concerns, development of the First Party System).

B. Discuss the development of the Second Party System (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:

  1. Compare the platforms of the Whig and Democratic parties.

Note: You may include both similarities and differences of the two parties.

  1. Describe the leaders and constituents that defined each party.
  2. Explain how the Second Party System contributed to increased democratization of American politics.

C. Discuss the major movements and events that led to the Civil War (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:

  1. Explain the pro-slavery and abolitionist arguments of the antebellum period.
  2. Describe the role of westward expansion in increasing sectional tensions.
  3. Evaluate how three major events (e.g., significant legislation, territorial conflicts, court cases, political debates) contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.

D. Provide acknowledgement of source information, using in-text citations and references, for quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content.

  1. Include the following information when providing source references:

• author

• date

• title

• location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, or website URL)


Task 3 –

A. Discuss three major changes in race relations (i.e., laws, amendments, labor arrangements, working conditions, migration patterns, socioeconomic changes) that resulted from Reconstruction (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs).

B. Describe two consequences of industrialization on American politics and/or society (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs).

C. Explain the rise of the Progressive movement (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:

  1. Describe the role of religion and social morality in promoting Progressive reforms.
  2. Describe two reform movements that helped to define the Progressive Era.
  3. Discuss one impact of the Progressive movement on American politics (i.e., amendments, legislation, diplomatic decisions).

D. Explain (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) the role of American imperialism in leading the United States into two of the following conflicts:

• Hawaiian Annexation

• War in the Philippines

• Spanish-American War

• World War I

E. Provide acknowledgement of source information, using in-text citations and references, for quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content.

  1. Include the following information when providing source references:

• author

• date

• title

• location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, or website URL)


Task 4

A. Explain (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) the major causes of the Great Depression (e.g., economic policies, trade concerns, banking practices, international commerce).

B. Describe three ways (e.g., major legislation, organizations, relief and recovery efforts) that the New Deal sought to address the problems of the Great Depression (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs).

C. Explain how the end of World War II contributed to the rise of Cold War tensions (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:

  1. Discuss the effect of the arms race on the rise of Cold War tensions.
  2. Describe how differing ideologies led to increased Cold War tensions.
  3. Explain the effect of Cold War tensions on American culture and domestic policies (e.g., security concerns, organizations, discrimination).

D. Explain two changes (e.g., legislation, cultural shifts, economic shifts) that came about as a result of one of the following historical events (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs):

• civil rights movement

• feminist movement

• gay rights movement

• rise of the religious right

E. Provide acknowledgement of source information, using in-text citations and references, for quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content.

  1. Include the following information when providing source references:

• author

• date

• title

Sample Solution

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