Identify any cultural characteristics of a New England colony.

SUBDOMAIN 111.1 – UNITED STATES HISTORY

Competency 111.1.2: European Exploration and Colonization – The graduate can describe and discuss European exploration and colonization of North America prior to the American Revolution.

Objective 111.1.2-07: Compare and contrast the cultures of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.

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Given:

The early British colonies in America had unique cultural characteristics that distinguished them from one another, including religious and economic practices, lifestyles, and relationships with both Britain and the other colonies. Early British colonies were divided geographically into three areas: the New England (Plymouth, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island), Mid-Atlantic (New Sweden/Delaware, New Jersey, New Amsterdam/New York, Pennsylvania), and Southern (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia) colonies.

Task:

Note: You will need to use additional resources to complete this task.

In an essay (suggested length of 2–4 pages):

A. Identify at least two cultural characteristics or traits for each of the following:

1. One New England colony

2. One Mid-Atlantic colony

3. One Southern colony

B. Compare and contrast the cultural characteristics you have identified for these three colonies.

C. Include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

UHT1 – SSS 111.1.2-07

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A1. Characteristics of a New England Colony

The candidate does not identify any cultural characteristics of a New England colony.

The candidate accurately identifies only 1 cultural characteristic of a New England colony.

The candidate accurately identifies 2 cultural characteristics of a New England colony.

The candidate accurately identifies more than 2 cultural characteristics of a New England colony.

A2. Characteristics of a Mid-Atlantic Colony

The candidate does not identify any cultural characteristics of a Mid-Atlantic colony.

The candidate accurately identifies only 1 cultural characteristic of a Mid-Atlantic colony.

The candidate accurately identifies 2 cultural characteristics of a Mid-Atlantic colony.

The candidate accurately identifies more than 2 cultural characteristics of a Mid-Atlantic colony.

A3. Characteristics of a Southern Colony

The candidate does not identify any cultural characteristics of a Southern colony.

The candidate accurately identifies only 1 cultural characteristic of a Southern colony.

The candidate accurately identifies 2 cultural characteristics of a Southern colony.

The candidate accurately identifies more than 2 cultural characteristics of a Southern colony.

B. Compare and Contrast

The candidate does not compare and contrast the cultural characteristics of the selected colonies.

The candidate inappropriately compares and contrasts the cultural characteristics of the selected colonies.

The candidate appropriately compares and contrasts the cultural characteristics of the selected colonies.

The candidate appropriately compares and contrasts the cultural characteristics of the selected colonies with supporting evidence.

C. In-Text Citations and References in APA Format

The candidate does not provide in-text citations or references, or there are major APA formatting errors that significantly disrupt the comprehensibility of the submission.

The candidate provides in-text citations and references, but there are several major APA formatting errors.

The candidate provides in-text citations and references, and any APA formatting errors are minor and do not disrupt the comprehensibility of the submission.

The candidate provides in-text citations and references that do not contain readily detectable errors.

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