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Rebellions and Religion in the Colonies

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Chapter #4

American Life in the Seventeenth Century

 

 

Chapter #4 Synopsis:  As the seventeenth century wore on, the crude encampments of the first colonists slowly gave way to permanent settlements. Durable and distinctive ways of life emerged, as Europeans and Africans adapted to the New World, and as Native Americans adapted to the newcomers. Even the rigid doctrines of Puritanism softened somewhat in response to the circumstances of life in America. And though all the colonies remained tied to England, and all were stitched tightly into the fabric of an Atlantic economy, regional differences continued to crystallize, notably the increasing importance of slave labor to the southern way of life. 

 

 

Task #1 - Using your notes and/or content from Chapter #4 American Life in the Seventeenth Century, Identify the ways in which the following events reflected tensions in colonial society:  

 

 

Bacon’s Rebellion (1676)

 

Pueblo Revolt (1680)

 

Salem Witch Trials (1692)

 

Stono Rebellion (1739)

 



 

Chapter #5
Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution

 

Chapter #5 Synopsis:  The common term  thirteen original colonies is misleading. Britain ruled thirty-two colonies in North America by 1775, including Canada, Florida, and various Caribbean islands. But only thirteen of them unfurled the standard of rebellion. A few of the non rebels, such as Canada and Jamaica, were larger, wealthier, or more populous than some of the revolting thirteen. Why, then, did some British colonies eventually strike for their independence, while others did not? Part of the answer is to be found in the distinctive social, economic, and political structures of the thirteen Atlantic seaboard colonies—and in the halting, gradual appearance of a recognizably American way of life.

 

 

 

Task #2  Analyze the impact The First Great Awakening  on colonial North American development between 1620 and 1776

 

 

 

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