AP U.S. History Prep w/ Daniel Jocz #9 | Unit 1 Review (1491 – 1607)
This session will examine ways in which European colonization impacted the lives of American Indian communities. Students will learn strategies for answering SAQ and MC questions. Items explored in this episode: primary sources and an LEQ (thesis).
Penn’s Letter Recruiting Colonists, 1683
Use this primary source text to explore key historical events.
Colonial Experience with Government and Economics
When European colonists came to North America, they faced the challenge of establishing societies that reflected their identity and mission for God. Experiments with economic and civil liberty followed in the name of the common good. Colonists and, later, the Founding generation became convinced that legally requiring individuals to commit their labor or their money towards a communal farm or church, with no regard for individual contribution or conscience, violated principles of justice. The link between economic liberty and the liberty of conscience became clear to many, and is responsible for liberating "a field without an horizon ... to the exploring and ardent curiosity of man."