Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Puritan influence in the development of New England

Alright everyone, the time has arrived for our first free-response essay for our AP United States History class. The topic of this first essay is based on our discussion of Puritan religious, social, and political values from the last few days. Your first question is:

"In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s?"
FOLLOW THIS LINK to access a PDF file from the College Board that includes the primary documents you will use to answer your question. The information you will use for this question is located in pages 2-7. Incorporate your outside knowledge (explanations from this class, The Scarlet Letter, Salem Witch Trials) in this question to demonstrate your knowledge of the topic; you are free to use your textbook and notes during THIS essay assignment to aid your writing for this.

DUE DATE: 11:59 PM on Monday, September 13, 2010.

DUE DATE: 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.

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