A. Explain the reasons for English colonization (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:
1. Discuss the political motivations for English imperialism.
2. Describe the social pressures that contributed to English colonization of North America.
B. Describe the economic systems (e.g., labor relationships, trade networks, major cash crops), social
characteristics (e.g., religious beliefs, family structures, cultural practices, class systems), and political systems
(e.g., types of representation, major governmental bodies, significant political figures) of the following colonies
using the attached “English Colonies in America Table,” or similar document:
• Massachusetts Bay
• The Carolinas
Note: You may include a short paragraph in each cell or a thorough bulleted list with significant key terms.
C. Explain the major ideas and events (i.e., Enlightenment philosophies, colonial conflicts, imperial regulations,
acts of rebellion) that led to the American Revolution (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs).
D. Describe how each of the following groups were affected by the political and/or social changes that followed
the American Revolution (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs):
• Native Americans
• African Americans