History – 221
September 23, 2013
Timeline Part I
NOTE: Before starting the Timeline project please refer to the "Example Timeline Matrix" document. Instructions: Complete the matrix by providing the Time Period/Date(s) in column B, and the Description and Significance of the People/Event(s) to American History in column C. See complete instructions in the Syllabus for the Module 1 assignment entitled, “Timeline Part I.” NOTE: The timeline project does not need to be submitted to turnitin.
NOTE: Please write your answers in a clear and concise manner. Limit your submission of the Timeline Part I up to 250 words per topic/subtopic. For example, if a topic is divided into 3 subtopics, you may write a maximum of 250 per subtopic listed. Be sure to cite all sources.
Major Event/Epoch in American History
Description and Significance of the People/Event(s) to American History 1) Describe three different American Indian cultures prior to colonization. Approx. 1200 – 1900 C.E
The Anazi inhabited the Southwest. They were artisans in stonework, cotton fabrics and basket making. The Iroquis were one of the largest tribe, dividing into a League of several nations with diverse languages and traditions and were best known as the people of the Longhouse for their dwellings. Algonkian tribes were located in the Northeast and were the first to encounter Europeans. They subsided both on hunting and agriculture. 2) The effects of British colonization on the Native Americans. 1600’s
The British began by building houses in an unobtrusive way which led the indigenous people to believe they could co-habitate, but as the English spread, the natives were forced to move or fight for their land. Eventually interactions with the British led to domination of Native Americans not only by taking their land, but through spreading devastating diseases for which Native tribes had no immunity. 3) The evolution of the socio-political milieu during the colonial period, including Protestant Christianity’s impact on colonial social life. 1600’s-1700’s
Initially Puritans had much control in the colonies and though they came to America to avoid persecution, they were quick to censure other religions. The various religions springing up in America after the Puritans dispersed attracted even more people of various ethnic backgrounds to America to gain freedom of religion. With the Protestant Reformation society began to see itself as a series of interdependent parts in which all the pieces worked together for the whole. The colonists saw social order as being created by humans, therefore they could change it if necessary. Within this structure the Protestants began claiming individualism in religion which translated to social life. Since humans have free will and the desire for individual liberties, a “social contract” was upheld for everyone to obey the laws. Religion became a dominant factor in American politics starting with various acts and culminating in the First Amendment. Religion intermingled with the politics and social life as people defined themselves through individualistic religions. 4) The effects of the Seven Years’ War.
The war helped propel the country of Britain into one of the world's leading colonial powers. In the time following the war, Britain took power over parts of Africa, India, America, Canada, the Middle East and many other significant territories in the world. After this war, Britain took control of many parts of colonial America, eventually leading to the Revolutionary War. 5) The evolution of the concept of “God-given freedom of the individual” stemming from the Protestant Reformation and developing through the American Enlightenment and the Great Awakening, and culminating with the Declaration of Independence. 1600-1776
Many people came to America to seek freedom from persecution due to religious beliefs. Protestantism emerged at the forefront of...
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