American History Homework One Answers - Student One
BethanyS - FINISHED
1. First:The Spanish
2. Christopher Columbus was a truly amazing man. His strength and determination still inspire me - over 500 years later! He never failed to persevere during hard times.
- Good, but could be more detailed.
3. Many early settlements lacked the skill to cooperate and strive to make a successful settlement - to make things work! Many people in the settlements were lazy and shunned working for food and other things. Some failures may have been caused from bad location(i.e. flooding zones, bad soil). It also may have been caused by a lack of knowledge on how to really start a settlement. As silly as it may sound, some of the settlers may not have known how to grow food or make a house.
- Great answer. You might also add how allowing people to eat whether they worked or not plagued Jamestown at first.
4.When the Pilgrims set sail for the New World, they were not motivated by money or anything else of the sort. They were motivated by religion. Unhappy with the Church of England, the pilgrims wanted to break away from the Church and establish their own religious community...unlike the mainstream puritans who wished to purify the church from within - without leaving it. The pilgrims eventually landed in Massachusetts and their settlement prospered with the help of the Indians.
5.William Penn really is remarkable because he had the guts to stand up to the English and do what he felt was right. Even after he was arrested he continued to defy them and established a colony where any religion was accepted.
6. Joint-stock - Virginia and Massachusetts bay. Charter - Connecticut and Rhode Island Proprietary - Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York
- Right. Capitalize the "b" in "Massachusetts Bay."
7. No Response to any of the debate topics.
- A response is requested!
H2. Around 1629, a larger group of puritans obtained a royal charter and set sail for America. The voyage was funded and led by John Winthrop, a scholar from Oxford. After landing in Salem, Massachusetts, the company set up a colony in Boston Harbor. They thrived almost immediately and other puritans soon joined the colony, allowing the numbers to grow. Within 10 years they had set up trade with England, the West Indies, and West Africa occasionaly.
- Good, but fix capitalization and spelling (e.g., Puritans, occasionally).
H3."How was Christopher Columbus able to navigate himself across the Atlantic Ocean on his second voyage to find the precise same location that he colonized on his first voyage?":
In 1493, Christopher Columbus sailed with three ships into the Caribbean Sea and discovered new land. The first island he found was San Salvador, which he immediately claimed for Spain. Soon after this, he sighted Cuba and Hispaniola. On Christmas Eve, the Santa Maria was destroyed off the north coast of Hispaniola. Columbus left forty men on the island to start a colony. Upon his hasty arrival back home, he was made “admiral of the ocean” and given seventeen ships for his fleet. Almost one year later, Columbus set sail for Hispaniola, the island he had found on his first voyage, in hopes of seeing how the forty men he had left the previous January fared. Columbus soon arrived off the coast of Hispaniola, only to find the colony had been destroyed by natives. Was Columbus’ second arrival in the Caribbean a coincidence, luck, or providence? 127 years into the future, English Separatists, or Pilgrims, would sail across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in hope of settling in the mouth of the Hudson River. Since navigation techniques improved over time, the Pilgrims’ would have far better navigational methods than Christopher Columbus. Yet the Pilgrims were still unable to reach their destination. When Christopher Columbus arrived off the coast Hispaniola for a second time, it was not a coincidence or even luck, it was providence. Without the Lord’s guidance and involvement, Columbus may never have found his way back to the Hispaniola and the islands surrounding it.
- Excellent answer!!!
H4. An economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests. This method was very efficient in conserving the nations money. It allowed them to prosper more.
- Need more detail here, as it doesn't explain how the system worked.
- Missed points on 2, 7, and H4: 90/100. Good start!--Aschlafly 23:16, 10 September 2008 (EDT)