Explain the development of colonial Virginia
1. Explain the development of colonial Virginia. Why did English colonists come to Virginia and what early struggles did they face? What proved to be their economic salvation, and what kind of problems did this cause in turn? Why did Virginians eventually decide to abandon indentured servants and introduce large numbers of slaves? Use the lectures, Give Me Liberty, and the CV essay “Revolt on the Virginia Frontier: Nathaniel Bacon and William Berkeley” to write a complete answer.
2. Explain the growth and development of Puritan Massachusetts. Who were the Puritans and the Seperatists?
Why did they come to the new world? How did they attempt to ensure the growth of a religious society? How did these factors influence their perceptions of government? What challenges did their system face? Use the lectures and the Give Me Liberty to write a complete answer?
3. Over time Americans increasingly insisted that they be allowed to govern themselves (the habit of self-rule).
Discuss the influence of the events in England during the 1600s, John Locke’s Treatises on Government,
English policies of salutary neglect, the Great Awakening, and the differences between British and American
views of colonial government. Use the lectures and the Give Me Liberty to write a complete answer.
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