Essay 1 -- "Geography was the primary factor in shaping the development of the British colonies in North America." Assess the validity of this statement for the 1600s.

Essay 2 -- Compare the ways in which religion shaped the development of colonial society in the following regions: New England, the Middle Atlantic, and the Chesapeake/South.

Essay 3 -- How did economic, geographic, and social factors encourage the growth of slavery as an important part of the economy of the southern colonies between 1607 and 1775?

Essay 4 -- Analyze the extent to which religious freedom existed in the British North American colonies prior to 1700.

Essay 5-- Throughout the colonial period, economic concerns had more to do with the settling of British North America than did religious concerns. Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to economic and religious concerns.

Essay 6 -- For the period before 1750, analyze the ways in which Britain's policy of salutary neglect influenced the development of American society as illustrated in the following: legislative assemblies, commerce, religion.

Essay 7 -- Analyze the differences between the Spanish settlements in the Southwest and the English colonies in New England in the seventeenth century in terms of the following: politics, religion, economic development.

Essay 8 -- Compare and contrast the ways in which economic development affected politics in Massachusetts and Virginia in the period from 1607 to 1750.

Essay 9 -- To what extent did geography and the environment determine the economic, political, and social culture of the colonies? Compare and contrast the New England, Middle, and Chesapeake/Southern colonies in your response.

Essay 10 -- Despite similarities between colonists in New England, the Middle colonies, and the Chesapeake/South, the three regions had become quite different by 1700. Assess the validity of this statement with regard to the following: economics, religion, government, society.

Essay 11-- Compare the ways in which the following reflected tensions in colonial society: Bacon's Rebellion (1676), Pueblo Revolt (1680), Salem witchcraft trials (1692), Stono Rebellion (1739).

Essay 12 -- Early encounters between American Indians and European colonists led to a variety of relationships among the different cultures. Analyze how the actions taken by BOTH American Indians and European colonists shaped those relationships in the following regions: New England; the Chesapeake; the Spanish Southwest; New York and New France. Confine your answer to the 1600s.

Essay 13 -- Analyze the cultural and economic responses of each of the following groups to the Indians of North America before 1750: British, French, Spanish.

Essay 14 -- Analyze the impact of the Atlantic trade routes established in the mid-1600s on economic development in the British North American colonies. Consider the period 1650 to 1750.

Essay 15 -- Analyze the ways in which each of the following influenced the development of American society: Puritanism during the late seventeenth century and the Great Awakening during the eighteenth century.

Essay 16 -- In the seventeenth century, New England Puritans tried to create a model society. What were their aspirations and to what extent were those aspirations fulfilled during the seventeenth century?

Essay 17 -- Evaluate the influence of religion on the development of colonial society in each of the following regions: the Spanish Southwest, New England, New France.

Essay 18 -- Analyze the origins and development of slavery in Britain's North American colonies in the period 1607 to 1776. [Unit 2]

Essay 19 -- Compare and contrast the British, French, and Spanish imperial goals in North America between 1580 and 1763.