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1 Tensions in colonial society Question 2Tensions in colonial society
2 Compare the ways in which TWO of the following reflected tensions in colonial society: Bacon’s Rebellion (1676), Pueblo Revolt (1680), Salem Witchcraft trials (1692), Stono Rebellion (1739).
3 What is your task?Compare two events and show HOW the event reflected tensions
4 BRAINSTORM – what do you know about each event? Bacon’s Rebellion 1676Pueblo Revolt 1680Salem Witchcraft trials 1692Stono Rebellion 1739
5 Bacon’s Rebellion conflict cause result Planters in the west opposed Indian policy of Gov BerkleyOpposed taxes, governor’s power and voting rightsNeed for more land for recent arrivalscauseTensions between young and established plantersWhites v. IndiansSocial conflict – class struggle (frontier – elite coastal planters)Economic struggle – lack of opportunity and need for more land – move west into indian territoryconflictRebellion ended when Bacon died – w/out leadership planter elite power returnedFear of ruling class hastened the transition to racial slaveryresult
6 Pueblo Revolt conflict Result cause Social and economic Harsh Spanish rule – Spanish colonists and religious leadersPope – Indian Shaman led uprising killed 400 peoplecauseSocial and economicReligious conflicts (forced conversion)High tax demandsForced laborconflictCultural assimilation failedSpanish removed – return but stressed cooperationSpanish reestablished controlResult
7 Salem Witchcraft trials Political tensionsFamily feudsEconomicFear/hysteriacauseSocial – family animositiesEconomic – pressures of population and land availability increase tensionPolitical tension – absence of leadership – new royal charterconflictHysteria endedMany accusationsSalem Village suffered economically – distracted crop failures and epidemics plagued townresult
8 Stono Rebellion conflict Cause result slaverySlaves seized guns seeking freedomCauseSocial and economicSlaves v. MastersconflictMilitia put down rebellion killing slavesLaws governing slaves were stiffenedresult
9 Outline essay This is a must in writing – Keeps you focused on the topics – need to focus on one idea in each paragraphWithout taking the time to organize your essay you could make the following mistakes:Leave out information from brainstormingMake too many generalizationsWonder off topic1st paragraph –Introduction – define terms introduce the time periodthesis2nd ParagraphTopicEvidence to support claims3rd paragraphEvidence to support claim4th paragraphCompare the rebellionsSimilarities /differences5th paragraphConclusionConfirm argument
10 Thesis TEST Do you understand the question? Does you thesis address the prompt?Are you simply restating the question?The grading rubric is designed around the thesis – if you do not have a strong thesis you will not get a high scoreCHECK your THESIS – take time to do this – after you write your thesis go back to the prompt – does it answer the questions?Make sure you address ALL parts of the question
11 Which is the better thesis? During America’s colonial times there have been many rebellions and events caused from tensions within society. Two events reflect such social tensions are Stono Rebellion (1739) and the Salem witchcraft trials (1692).The Pueblo Revolt and Salem witchcraft trials represent two very different kind of tensions in colonial society during the late 17th century. The revolt in the southwest reflects a reaction toward a group that has oppressed and invaded their land while the hysteria in the northeast depicted tensions among neighbors.
12 For this particular essay Most common mistakes:Thesis - basically restated the question on most essaysLack of knowledge about the rebellionsGeneralizations without supportNot organizedNo transition sentencesHow to improveTHESIS -practiceClear understanding of time period and eventsKnow the difference between analysis and description – analysis – cause and effect – strong background informationConnect events to the tensions that arose in colonies – how did these events reflect tensions in the colonies!
13 RULESAvoid phrases – on the other hand, as seen in document B, the statement is true because,Avoid specific dates and numbers if you are not sure– in the early 1900s – mid 1900s or late 1900sSubstantial, the minority, the majority, a small numberAvoid abbreviations without first giving definition or explanationCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) then use CIA in writingAvoid FLUFF – stick to the facts that support main idea – BE SPECIFICwrite lean, logical, preciseNever use first person in writing – you are writing about the pastNever use contractions in formal writingNever use quotes – make inferencesNever use rhetorical questionsNever make generalizations you cannot defendNever use simple language – use academic language of the courseNever use ( ) – either include it in your writing or not confusing to reader – shows indecisiveness