This a low-stakes assignment, meaning that I want you to start thinking about these questions and preparing for answering complex historical questions on the exams.
How did patriarchal ideals of family and community shape life and work in colonial America? What happened when men failed to live up to those ideals?
How did social, economic, and political tensions contribute to an increase in accusations of witchcraft?
Why did the colonists react so much more strongly to the Stamp Act than to the Sugar Act? How did the principles that the Stamp Act raised continue to provide points of contention between colonists and the British government?
History is filled with unintended consequences. How do the British government’s attempts to control and regulate the colonies during this tumultuous era provide a case in point? How did the aims of the British measure up against the results of their actions?
What evidence indicates that colonists continued to think of themselves as British subjects throughout this era? What evidence suggests that colonists were beginning to forge a separate, collective “American” identity? How would you explain this shift