Homework One Answers - Student Sixteen

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1. The Eighteenth century is my favorite because it lays the foundation for the rest of American history.

Right. Excellent choice. That's why we're spending 2.5 full lectures on it.

2. The Native Americans most likely came soon after the Flood and from several directions. As to the question of the Europeans right to settle it was not so much as the fact that they settled but how they treated the Native Americans. So they had the right.

Good, concise answer, which seems to fit the evidence the best.

3. He was neither robbed of his credit nor given more then he was due.

OK, but you could elaborate and explain a bit more. (Minus 1)

4. The statement is false because they came to America with the goal of joining the state with a different religion.

Right. Excellent.

5. The exponential growth can be contributed to Philadelphia’s good harbor or the fertile lands nearby to feed the populace. Most of all it was William Penn’s ideals, such as how to treat the Native Americans or freedom of religion.

Terrific answer, which I may use as a model answer.

7. Colonies provided cheap raw materials, a skilled merchant marine, and a base for further exploration and trade. They also enhanced national prestige and could be enlisted to fight in a war.

Superb answer. The colonies also became a market for British goods ... such as the infamous tea! (Minus 1 for omitting how the colonies became a market).

H2.In the early seventeenth century it was expensive and was usually paid for by the crown or by a joint stock company but as navigation and ships themselves improved it became cheap enough for passengers to pay their way across.


H4.Massachusetts was one that lost its charter and it has one of the more interesting reasons. The king revoked Massachusetts’s charter for rebellious actions around 1773.


H5.Someone had said in class that the greater the separation of church and state in a colony the greater the amount of slaves/ slave trade in the colony. One fact that was overlooked was that the vast majority of shipping companies that where involved in the slave trade where owned by Massachusetts businessmen. The amount of slaves/ slave trade is better linked to freedom of religion

Interesting theory, but I think you read too much significance into the residence of who owned general shipping companies. Rhode Island ports did a vast amount of slave importation, while Massachusetts ports did very little, I think. That difference seems more significant, and it can be explained the by the opposite approaches concerning church and state. Full credit.


Grade: 88/90. Fantastic start!--Andy Schlafly 13:21, 13 February 2011 (EST)