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    1. What factors influenced the different patterns of development/ economies of the Northern colonies as compared to the Southern colonies? How did these factors facilitate the introduction/spread of slavery?
    2. Why did the communities in different various colonies develop so differently? What, for example, accounts for the predominance of plantations and rural communities in the South as opposed to the prevalence of towns and cities in the North?
    3. In what ways did the roles of the Enlightenment/religion play in the political development of the Colonies?
    4. How did the French and Indian War affect the economic, political and social relationship between Great Britain and the Colonies?
    5. In what ways did the Colonies express their resentment towards Britain? Which Colonies were the most vocal?
    6. Describe, in detail, some of the punitive measures that the British government took against the colonies.
    7. How did American war aspirations change over the first year of the Revolution? What factors sparked these changes?
    8. What decisions by the leaders of both the American and British military forces proved crucial to the American victory in the Revolution? Why were these decisions so important?
    9. Analyze George Washington's leadership during the American Revolution. What role, if any, did his leadership have on the outcome of the war?
    10. How did the war change the lives of the various groups within American society, including Loyalists, minorities, women, and Indians?
    11. In your opinion, which was the primary factor in the American revolt (economic, social or political)? Please explain in detail and give examples.
    12. How did Mary Jemison's role as a white woman influence her response(s) to the American Revolution? How does her Seneca name (two voices falling), embody her position and ideals?

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    First and foremost to answer YOUR first question slavery spread quickly in all of the American colonies. Therefore, the notion that there existed some type of "industrialized" society in the North during colonial times is WRONG and incorrect because there was not an industrialized North such as after the civil war or during that war. Therefore, to answer this question YOU must first realize from the 1660s, all the colonies including those in the NORTH began enacting laws that defined and regulated slave relations. These laws possessed provisions that black slaves, and the children of slave women, would serve for life in collusion with growth among the slaves meaning slavery could survive and grow throughout the NORTH AND SOUTH COLONIES. YOU the student must realize that this slavery was not frowned upon by the North at this time so the conditions you are alluding to would be predicated toward differences in religion and governance none of which IMPACTED the plight of slavery even after the Revolutionary War (Inner City, 2012). (Please research this more with the provided references)

    The only distinction related to YOUR first question would be the development of plantation agriculture, the long-term rise in prices and consumption of sugar, and the demand for miners in the Southern colonies. This resulted in success for tobacco planting and planters, in which African Slavery was legalized in Virginia and Maryland, becoming the foundation of the Southern agrarian economy (Inner City, 2012).
    Most of the colonial period including NORTH AND SOUTH included virtually no opposition to slavery among white Americans. (Please do more research as this question is ill-informed.) Nevertheless, the Southern agrarian economy as aforementioned was the only discernible development in comparison to the North even though BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH had slavery during the entire colonial period. Therefore only when the NORTH emerged in the early 19th century did differences emerge, but obviously this has nothing to do with COLONIAL development (Inner City, 2012).
    The reason that communities developed differently between the North and South although not as dramatically as YOUR question would posit, i.e. the insinuation that the North had a monopoly on large industrial cities is WRONG, but they were more advanced from the educational standpoint, which emanated from the religious and resulting political dynamics that will be answered in the next question (3). As for the South as I aforementioned in the previous answer the tobacco in Virginia and Maryland, was the catalyst as well as the cotton in the Carolinas that resulted in the Southern agrarian economy that would eventually lead to the Civil War long after the colonial period (Inner City, 2012).

    The Enlightenment was important America because it provided the philosophical basis of the American Revolution. Middle Colonies consisted of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware became a stage for the western world's most complex experience with religious pluralism. This religious pluralism set the stage for tolerant governments in comparison to other regions like either New England or the South, as these states drew many of their initial settlers from European states (Academic American, 2012).

    The New England and southern experience regarding religion and its effect on governance were similar in some ways, but with a much stronger emphasis on religious practice and a theocratic form of government. Capitalism, which is the desire for material improvement tended to be ...

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    Discusses the American society and the transition from England to the Americas after they inhabited the U.S.