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1 The DBQ

2 Thesis Statement Question: Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur? Did you create a complex thesis? Sample: Colonial New England and the Chesapeake had been settled people from Britain who shared a common language and history. However, by the year 1700 they had become two very different colonies due to religious, economic and political differences. Sample While New England and the Chesapeake were established at almost the same time by English people, a strong sense of community in New England and of individuality in Virginia caused them to develop different societies, economies and governmental systems.

3 Outside Information Information relating to the topic not found in the documents Sample New England Town Meetings Headright System Plantations Tobacco Representative democracy – House of Burgesses Indentured servitude

4 Contextualization Did you connect the arguments to broader historical events or processes? Sample English Civil War (Puritan victory curbs Great Migration) Restoration of the Monarchy (End of English Puritanism) Settlement of other neighboring colonies MA – CT, RI, NH (spread of dissenting puritans) VA – MD (spread of plantation culture) Immigration of other groups (Germans, Quakers, Catholics) Role of Mercantilism (encouraged cash crops in the South and commercialism in New England) Royal Africa Company & growth of slavery

5 Synthesis Did you account for contradictory evidence in the documents or did you connect the question to other time periods or places or did you extend your original thesis statement? Sample: Contradictory evidence: Document E suggests that the Puritan sense of community was limited; Similarity - both MA and VA develop democratic institutions; VA also had an established church Other Time Periods or Places: Spanish influence (religion in MA and gold in VA; treatment of Native Americans; African slavery)

6 Sample Analysis & CAPP Basic information & Some analysis
Context, Audience, Purpose, POV (CAPP) Doc A Community important; Relatively egalitarian; model for the rest of the world Before arrival in American, he is establishing the objectives of the colony for his adherents. Doc B Mostly entire families and servants travelling together – not planning on returning to Britain; Skilled labor Ship’s manifest of early settlers to MA who are English puritans driven out by religious intolerance Doc C Mostly young, unrelated men (few women no children); Members of the C of E Ship’s manifest of early settlers to VA who are drawn by economic opportunity Doc D Theocracy requires a minister; town planning; economic diversity encouraged; socially cohesive Public document (for MA Puritans) detailing the implementation of Winthrop’s plan of settlement Doc E Prices and wages controlled by gov’t; Unfairly inflating prices was sinful; demonstrates the ideal of community Puritan utopia beginning to break down as division between the rich and poor grow; Objective - to warn against greed. Doc F In early VA was chaotic and individualistic. Food unavailable; many deaths; Ship’s crew cheated colonists; desperation leads to fighting; Instead of organizing a sustainable colony many dug for gold. Smith is justifying his actions taking strict control of the colony by showing greed and lack of order almost destroyed the settlement Doc G There are many servants and poor people who cannot be trusted and will aid the enemy; Plantation owners too scared to leave their property; VA cannot unite even to defend itself Berkeley is explaining to his superiors when he can’t fight the Dutch; Berkeley views indentured servants and the poor almost as an enemy within. Doc H Some are growing wealthy quickly at the expense of the colony, which lacks defense and development; Wealthy despised, colony divided Bacon is justifying his uprising by manipulating class divisions and suggesting the wealthy have betrayed the settlement

7 One Method of Organizing the Essay
New England Chesapeake Political Must be united a model for others (A) Direct democracy – New England Town Meetings Colony unable to defend itself (G) Government - corrupt “parasites” who have compromised colonies defense (H) Representative democracy – House of Burgesses Social Community important; relatively egalitarian (A) Families with children and people of various ages emigrated (B) Towns planned with a mix of classes, some equality (D) Emigrants - young, unrelated, and mostly male (C) Great social division (F) Inequity leads to fears of rebellion or treason (G) Indentured servitude Economic Skilled workers (B) Economic profit restrained for the good of the community (E) Agriculture difficult so people turned to Timber, Fur, Ship Building trades Economic exploitation and great hardship (F) Headright System Plantations Tobacco Religious Puritan Theocracy Established Church of England Religion not an issue in the founding of VA MD – Catholics & Act of Toleration

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