American History Homework One

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American History Homework One
Instructor: Andy Schlafly

Read the lecture, and then reread parts you could understand better.

This course has two tracks: Honors and regular. Students can try the Honors track and then drop back to the regular track later if they like, or answer honors questions for extra credit.

Answer 6 out of 8 questions below:

1. What is the significance of Christopher Columbus in history? Include mention of the time period in your answer.

2. What was the first English colony in America, and when? What was the first permanent English colony in American, and when?

3. Pick three of the English colonies in America, and compare and contrast them.

4. True or false: the Puritans came to America in order to separate church from state (government). Explain.

5. Why do you think Philadelphia became the most populated city in North America by the mid-1700s, and the second most populated city (after London) in the entire British Empire?

6. When was the "Pre-Columbian Period," and what is something that happened during that period?

7. How did the colonies help build the economic strength of England?

8. Explain the four types of colonies, including an example of each.

Honors Questions (answer any 3)

H1. Based on the successes and failures of the early settlements and colonies, how might our homeschooling community improve today?

H2. Describe how capitalism and conservative principles converted the settlement in Jamestown from a failure into a success.

H3. There are several unsolved mysteries from this time period in American history. Pick one and discuss it. In addition to the mysteries mentioned in the lecture, there are examples are at:

H4. Identify one or more colonies for which the King of England revoked their charters and retook control over them. Why?

H5. Discuss any of the debate or discussion topics from the lecture.