The Cost of Expansion (graded) Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies.

Why couldn’t colonists use indentured servants as they had in the past?

How would you describe the differences between slaves and indentured servants?

dq 2 Colonial Identities (graded) The colonies of New England, the Mid –Atlantic and the Upper and Lower South developed their own forms of culture, conduct and commerce. Given the choice, where would you have preferred to live?

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HIST405 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November dq 1 The American Revolution (graded)

How did the British colonists evolve from good citizens to revolutionaries who could compose and back something as special as the Declaration of Independence?

What were the causes of the American Revolution?

dq 2 Confederation and Constitution (graded) What were the main problems with the Articles of Confederation that led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787?

How did the national government under the Constitution differ from the Articles of Confederation?

HIST405 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November dq 1 The Market Revolution (graded) Discuss America’s transportation revolution that took place during the first half of the 1800s, including the development of roads, canals, railroads, and steamboats. How did they contribute to the “market revolution?” Elaborate.

dq 2 Manifest Destiny (graded) Why did the Mexican War of 1846 take place? Was the war necessary? Was it a good thing? What does this war tell us about this period of American history? Was it God’s plan that the U.S. extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific, or were imperialists looking for a way to defend what they planned to do anyway?Elaborate.

 HIST405 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2016 November dq 1 The Civil War (graded) In the beginning, each side in the Civil War believed the war would be brief and that their side would win. What advantages did each side hold that made them feel this way? Elaborate.

dq 2 Reconstruction (graded) Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson another; and the Radical Republican Congress a third. Discuss the aims of each president, and explain why and in what ways Congress took control of Reconstruction.