Political Developments in Colonial America:

DBQ: Foundations of Self Governance

Using Evidence: NYS Regents style DBQ

2 class periods
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  • Guided DBQ: Foundations of Self-Governance
    Colonial political developments were influenced by traditions from their mother country - England, as well as ideas from the Age of Enlightenment, and colonial experiences. How did these influences impact the development of self-governance in the colonies?
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    Guided DBQ: Foundations of Self-Governance

    Students will write an essay in which they discuss some examples of self-governing structures that evolved in the colonies and describe the impact of the Magna Carta and Enlightenment thinkers on the evolution of self-governing structures in the colonies.

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