Choose 1 of the following to compose your essay about:
What were the causes and effects of European colonization of the Americas? Which do you think were the most significant and why? (1500s-1700s)
Compare and contrast the experiences of at least 3 different groups of people during the American Revolution (1760s-1780s). Consider how they contributed to the Revolution and how the Revolution impacted their lives and communities.
You should put ideas primarily in your own words, write in full sentences, and incorporate in-text citations throughout (bibliography not necessary). The best essays and short answers will use many specific examples from a variety of materials and will fully answer the question posed.
There is no time limit, you write the midterm on your own time and then submit as you would a paper for class. It is open note, open book, etc. You should use notes, readings, and other materials to help you plan and write your midterm.
Part I: Essay Question (60 points total)
For this part of the exam, you will choose 1 essay question below to write about. You should write out a full essay of around 3-4 pages. It should include:
a thesis that responds to the prompt or question
separate, clearly organized body paragraphs
many specific examples from a variety of course materials
in-text citations to sources