• Territories that now belong to the United States were colonized by Europeans from Spain, France, and England. These Colonization efforts happened in different areas, and different time periods and for different reasons. Explain how these different nations began colonization efforts and discuss how, and why their efforts differed from one another. Some of the ideas you might include are religious, economic, and governmental differences.
  • In the 1760s and early 1770s a series of British actions and Colonial responses strained the bonds that connected England with her North American Colonies. Beginning with the Proclamation Line of 1763 explain how England’s actions, and the colonist’s responses to those actions led to the events at Lexington and Concord in 1775.
  • English colonization in North America developed over a period of time and was affected by events in England. Describe the origins of at least three English Colonies and place them in the context of the English monarchy. How did the rulers and rules of England help create the different colonies that you describe?
  • From 1781 to 1789 the new states were organized under the Articles of Confederation. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles and then detail some of the events and problems that led political leaders to organize a Constitutional Convention.