TotalInMassachusetts became the first colony to authorize slavery through enacted law. Colonists came to equate this term with Native Americans and Africans.
While this website will remain online, it is no longer maintained. History - Dr. This link has been variously characterized as a congenial meeting of two people in a so-called "New World;" a collision between the civilized and the savages in an ancient world; the beginning of a genocidal rampage.
But there is another and very relevant way of looking at the relationship between the Old and New Worlds, as the map below illustrates. By the end of the colonial era in North America, conomic exchanges between the "old" and the "new" worlds demonstrates the existence of a global economic empire.
Discussion Topics To explain the importance of studying colonial history in the 21st Century. To understand the geographical claims of European nations in colonial North America.
To examine the new economic model for the development of the English colonies. To study the characteristics of the early colonists. To explore the governance, economy, and social structure created during the 17th Century within each of three colonial regions: To take an indepth exploration of three colonies - Jamestown in the south, Pennsylvania in the Middle, and Massachusetts in New England - and one of the most unusual of all the colonies - Georgia.
To compare and contrast the political, economic, social, and spiritual development of the three colonial regions throughout the Seventeenth Century.
Goal 1 - To explain the importance of studying colonial history in the 21st Century Six Reasons to Study Colonial History To realize that diversity in North America was here from the beginning and such diversity makes us uniquely American.
Each cultural group, in turn, embraced dozens, if not hundreds of different cultural characteristics.
Geographical diversity - mountains, mightly rivers, vast forests, excellent farmland, superior harbors. To understand the dominance of Protestantism. While religious diversity existed from the beginning of British colonization, the vast majority of Euro-Americans were Protestant - and a substantial minority were Calvinist.
Thus, their religion was tied to the need to use their own individual resources to achieve spiritual and material success.
This will shape the American psyche. To comprehend the full extent of the racist attitudes Euro-Americans held toward non-white people. Euro-Americans used discrimination, subordination, enslavement, paternalism, and finally, violent policies to deal with their racial fears and prejudices.
To learn the origins of our political institutions.Goal #1 - To explain the importance of studying colonial history in the 21st Century. Six Reasons to Study Colonial History.
To realize that diversity in North America was here from the beginning and such diversity makes us uniquely American. Explore black history milestones and events that shaped African-American history, including the Civil War, abolition of slavery and civil rights movement.
Slave codes had ruinous effects on African American society. It was illegal to teach a slave to read or write. Religious motives sometimes prevailed, however, as many devout white Christians educated slaves to enable the reading of the Bible.
Acts of violence are understandably common in narratives of the American slave, both acts of cruelty and intimidation perpetrated the master and acts of triumph and revenge carried out by the slave.
Though the narratives themselves are incredibly varied, commonalities exist in how violence is depicted as both a means of oppression and of liberation. We all know the answer to these very simple questions. Well, we do, but I think it’s also true that these questions are too simplistic.
They make history into therapy. They overlook that slavery, which affected millions of blacks in America, was enforced by a system of sustained brutality, including acts—and constant threats—of torture, rape and murder.