American History Homework One Answers - Student Six

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A1. Spanish, English, French.


A2. The thing I find most inspiring about Christopher Columbus is, despite many countries (Portugal, Spain) being unwilling to help he did not give up on his voyage. Columbus waited more than 10 years before he was able to set sail but he still had hope in one day reaching the new world.

Right, he was persistent and did not give up.

A3. I think that several early settlements in America failed because: 1. the settlers were not used to the climate change and not immune to disease resulting in death. 2. Most of the early settlements were men only so there was no way for them to reproduce. 3. They were killed by the natives.

Your points 1 and 3 are correct. Your point 2 is not entirely correct. (Minus 1).

A4. The motivation for the first settlements in Massachusetts was: Breaking away from the strong oppression of the Church of England (they felt that it was too much like the Catholic Church). There were two different groups that settle Massachusetts, the Pilgrims and the Puritans. The difference between the two groups was, the Pilgrims wanted to seperate fully from the Church of England and establishes a community free of religion, while the Puritans wanted to stay in the church but change it.

Excellent answer. Spelling note: "separate", not "seperate".

A5. William Penn was remarkable because he based his colony on the principle that we have today in the USA: religious freedom for everyone.

Well done!

A6. The four kinds of Colonies were A. The Joint-stock colony: examples of this kind of Colony were Virginia and Massachusetts Bay; In this Colony investors would fund a colony through a joint-stock company (hence the name). B. The Proprietary Colony: This Colony was owned and controlled by 1 or more persons. Maryland and Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York were Proprietary Colonies. C. The Royal Colony: This kind of Colony was one that the king founded or took back into possession; the king would then appoint a governor to rule it. Many of the Colonies eventually became Royal Colonies. D. The Charter Colony: This Colony was founded on land the king would grant to a person or company, the person or company would be someone who governed by the land.

Good, need examples for C and D. (Minus 1).

A7. There are many debate or discussion topics from this lecture. Some of my favorites are: 1. "Did the Vikings settle in North America before Christopher Columbus?" This would be an interesting topic to debate because it could be an endless discussion, can you really know who was the very first to step foot on the land that is now the USA? 2. "Why would some want to take credit away from Columbus, and how might they do it?" It would be interesting to discuss this for the sole purpose of finding out other people's thoughts on this.

Good, but I intended for you to give your view on one of the topics. (Minus 1).
Great start! 97/100.--Aschlafly 11:42, 11 September 2008 (EDT)