We discussed the effects of the French and Indian War today, focusing on the personal level of history which is often lost in the big picture textbook presentation of events. We then talked about thesis statements for historical writing and how the expectations vary from other types of writing. I also shared the essay question below for which you need to have a rough draft written by Wednesday.
At the end of class I assigned each table group to one of two documents. You can find the documents IN ONE FILE under period 3, "Historians debate the Revolution." Half of the class will read the first author, Bernard Bailyn, and the other half will scroll past the Bailyn article to read the selection by Gary B. Nash. You then need to complete the pre-writing assignment linked from "Directions" in the same spot in Period 3 as the documents link. This is due tomorrow and we will be spending the majority of class in discussion over these differing points of view!
To what extent and in what ways did European powers develop different patterns of colonization in N. America? Support your answer with specific and relevant historical information from the period 1607 to 1754.