U. S. History, 17A
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Nations of Nations
Conflict in the North
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Using the maps in your textbook, Nation of Nations, locate the
(4) New England colonies and the four (4) middle colonies. You will
to know their locations for the first midterm.
Answer the following
I. The Founding of New
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4. According to the
part of North America was a place in which only the French could see
What were 5 disadvantages of the northern part of North America from
English point of view?
Please go to the site Puritans
and Calvinists and and answer the questions there.
11. What swelled a second
wave of Puritan
migration to Massachusetts after 1629? Organized as the
Bay Company, this second wave of Puritans settled in ___ and their
governor was ___ ?
12. The Massachusetts Bay
elected the governor of the company and, hence, their community. After
1631, who were the freemen?
II. Stability and Order in Early New England
13. How long did the first
of colonists live? How did this compare to the life-span in Virginia
in England? How large was the typical family? What was the
of New England and the Chesapeake in 1700? What accounted for this
in each area?
14. Unlike the Virginians,
most New Englanders established ___ . In a typical New England
or town, each family received a lot for a house along with ___.
While the Chesapeake abounded with servants, tenant farmers and slaves,
almost every adult male in New England ___ .
15. What constituted the
center of community life in colonial New England?
16. What powers did each
17. In order to join any
church, a person had to have experienced a 'conversion' . What was this?
18. How were decisions made
at New England town meetings?
19. Where did families with
and influence sit in the Old Ship Meetinghouse?
Why was the pulpit at the
this church raised?
20. How widespread was
literacy in colonial New England? What did most 17th century New
21. What were
'wonders'? Why did ministers like to recount
22. What 6 legal
women in colonial New England suffer?
23. What common
accused 'witches' have?
24. What characteristics
did New Englanders actually share with the Indians
around them? What was a 'sachem' or 'sagamore'?
III. The Mid-Atlantic or
26. What were 4 of the
traits of the Quakers?
27. Quakers believed that
women ___ ?
28. For what 2 reasons did
get along with the Indians?
29. In what 4 ways did Penn promote good relations with
the local Indians, the Lenni Lenapes?
30. What city became the
trade in Pennsylvania as well as the commercial and cultural center of
England's North American empire?
New England Primer
Please read the selections
England Primer, and then answer the following questions:
31. In general, what is
to children along with their ABC's?
32. What is the appropriate
between a child and her parents?
33. What is the Chief End
34. Into what estate did
The Pilgrim's Progress
The character of Christian in John Bunyan's The
Progress, was a Calvinist. His journey is the story of what a
must do to achieve salvation: struggle up a long and difficult and
path and be confronted by many obstacles and temptations. It explains
Christian is so focused on his own salvation in the book, and why he is
so hard on himself for straying from the straight and narrow path that
leads to his salvation. It explains why Calvinists were so often
to Catholics for the sacrament of pennance. Calvinists could never
the idea of forgiveness for sins. Sins, they believed, were shouldered
by everyone from birth. The characters of Formalist and Hypocrisy
Bunyan's view of Catholics who do not have to follow the straight and
path from the beginning, but who can confess and be forgiven -- jump
the wall half way along the path.
Please read the selection, The
Pilgrim's Progress and then answer the following questions:
35. Why is the man in rags
36. What way does Goodwill
Christian to go?
37. Passion represents ___
represents ___ ?
38. Why do Formalist and
jump over the wall?
39. Who is Apollyon?
40. Why is Faithful killed?
41. What was the Vanity
42. How do Christian and
up at Doubting Castle, and how do they escape the dungeon there?
43. How is life in paradise
Poor Richard's Almanac
Please read the selection, Poor
Richard's Almanac, and then fill in the following blanks :
44. "The used ___ is
45. "Lost ___ is never ___
46. "There are no ___
47. "One ___ is worth two
48. "If you would know the
___, go and ___ ."
49. "Rather go to bed ___
50. "Tis hard for an empty
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by Tom Gallup, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Valley College