Read through John Smith’s account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607, John Winthrop’s vision for the Massachusetts Bay colony, and also the portions of William Bradford’s history of Plymouth that regard the colony’s early years by clicking the links below. Provide your observations on such subjects as the nature of the colonies, the goals of the colonists, and their successes and failures by comparing these accounts of the colonies early years. Make sure you both compare and contrast them.
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The Settlement of Jamestown by Captain John Smith.
Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford.
A Model of Christian Charity by John Winthrop.
Write a response essay of at least 750 words (approximately 3 double-spaced pages). The essay will be graded based on how well it demonstrates that you have read, understood and carefully considered the content of the document. Do not simply give a summary of the document. Instead, show that you have read the document and that you have thought carefully about the implications provide a critical analysis of the text, the people who wrote it, and the ideas contained within. Though no outside sources are required, feel free to employ any that you find helpful, and make sure to use proper references.