The American Promise chapters 3, 4, and 5 Servitude, Slavery, Colonization, and Christianity
1. Indentured Servitude and Slavery. In these chapters you will find the very roots of slavery as an institution in the United States.
Chronologically describe the development of this foundation of our history.
What was indentured servitude and how and why did it fade out over the decades?
What do you understand now that perhaps you did not before?
How did Slavery become ‘indispensable’ and necessary to colonial life?
2. English Colonization: New England, Middle, and Southern colonies
What was the English model of colonization?
Describe the British Colonies by region, by comparing and contrasting two colonies.
Then chronologically account for the economic development of the Colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
How did these Colonies (by regions) serve the Crown and English Empire?
Describe the variety of Christians coming to the Colonies, and how did these Christians effect the development of their colony?
What surprises you?
How did these believers change their world and how were they changed by their world over the generations.
How to Proceed:
Pick two prompts, from the three listed above.
Write a three page essay on each of the two prompts you choose.
Submit a total of six pages.