Assess the extent to which religious freedom and democracy were ideological and actual foundations of colonial America.
I. In colonial America, many people expected to gain individual rights, however many people did not receive equal rights.
II. Religious freedom was a big part in the colonial society, however it wasn't granted to everyone. .
a. In most colonies the only people who were allowed to practice their religion freely were the protestants. .
b. Quakers, who loved peace and prosperity, were treated as radicals and discriminated against.
c. People like Anne Hutchinson were banished from there respective colonies for attempting to reinterpret the sermons of preachers.
2. Explain the significance of the French and Indian war by noting it's causes; American and British perspectives; and the series of British and American reactions afterwards.
I. The French and Indian war was significant to the British because it showed for the first time that the colonies known as America were not totally loyal to the royal crown of Britain.
II. In the first days of the American colonies, they relied heavily on Britain to help them economically. .
a. Americans broke trade regulations and the colonists resisted to pay their share of costs for the war. .
b. However, Americans were becoming less dependent on Great Britain for financial aid. .
c. In the eyes of Britain, "America was formed for happiness, but not for an empire" pg 110.
3. For the period before 1750, analyze the ways in which Britain's policy of salutary neglect influenced the development of American society as illustrated in the following:.
Legislative assemblies; commerce; religion.
I. When the colonies were left alone by Great Britain, it enabled them to set up their own legislative assemblies, their own trade and economic systems, and they were allowed to practice religion freely.
II. In the years before 1750, a policy by Britain that later became known as salutary neglect enabled the colonies to mature and develop on their own.