Directions: Write a well-organized essay that includes an introduction, several paragraphs, and a conclusion. Use evidence from at least three documents in your essay. Support your response with relevant facts, examples, and details. Include additional outside information.
Historical Context: Colonial political developments were influenced by traditions from their mother country – England, as well as ideas from the Age of Enlightenment, and colonial experiences. Self-governing structures were common and yet varied in procedure and nature across the 13 colonies.
Task: Using the information from the documents in part A and your knowledge of US history, write an essay in which you:
Discuss the development of self-governing structures in the colonies.
Specifically, discuss some examples of self-governing structures that evolved in the colonies.
Describe the impact of political precedent on the evolution of self governing structures in the colonies.
Specifically, describe the impact of documents such as the Magna Carta and Enlightenment thinkers on the evolution of self-governing structures in the colonies.
In your essay, be sure to:
Develop all aspects of the task
Incorporate information from at least three documents
Incorporate relevant outside information
Support the theme with relevant facts, examples, and details
Use a logical and clear plan of organization, including an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond a restatement of the theme