How Revolutionary Was the American Revolution?
The American Revolution was the result of boiling tensions following the passage of the
Stamp and Townshend Acts, two policies that placed unfavorable taxes on colonists by the
crown. The anger that followed
What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692?
The Salem Witch Trials and the hysteria that surrounded them has been a major point of
historical debate for centuries. Occurring only two years after the English Toleration acts of
1690, the trials occu
Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution
1. Conquest by the Cradle
In 1775, there were 32 British colonies in North America.
Only 13 of these colonies revolted in the American Revolution.
Canada and Jamaica were wealthier than the original 13.
New World Beginnings
1. The Shaping of North America
Recorded history began 6,000 years ago. It was 500 years ago that Europeans
set foot on the Americas to begin the era of accurately recorded history on the
The theory of Pangaea exists sugg
American Life in the Seventeenth Century
1. The Unhealthy Chesapeake
Life in America was brutal, especially in the Chesapeake (Virginia/Maryland).
The work there was hard and the climate was muggy.
Diseases such as malaria, dysentery, and typhoid took
Settling the Northern Colonies
1. The Protestant Reformation Produces Puritanism
1517, Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation when he nailed his
95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral. Luther had several
challenges to the Roman churc
The Planting of English America
1. Englands Imperial Stirrings
By the year 1607, Central and South America was largely controlled by Spain
or Portugal, but North America was mostly unclaimed.
In North America, there were few Europeans.
Spain had establ
DBQ: American Revolution
After colonists broke away from what they thought was a corrupt and
evil government, Americans changed how they wanted to govern their
society, even though they ultimately reverted to a more centralized
government similar to Brita
How Democratic was Andrew Jackson?
Jacksonian Democrats, which were found in the 1920's and 1930's, believed in
strict interpretation of the Constitution, individual freedoms, equal opportunity, strong
government in the states, and equality of white men a
DBQ: Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for Union and Emancipation
President Abraham Lincoln was faced with a monumental challenge during his two terms
as Commander-in-chief of the United States: reuniting the shattered halves of the Union. This
DBQ: Uncle Toms Cabin
Perhaps one of the most controversial pieces of literature at the time, Harriet Beecher
Stowes book, Uncle Toms Cabin, made a huge impact on many peoples perspective of
slavery. Stowe utilized religion by repeatedly under
DBQ: Was Andrew Carnegie a Hero?
Andrew Carnegie is known as the king of steel. He was born November 25, 1835 in
Dunfermline, Scotland. In 1848 he and he and his family immigrated to America and ended up in
Pittsburg, where they lived in a sma