The banner “Death or Liberty,”
Please answer two of the following questions in organized, formal, analytical essays, of
at least 800 words each, that you submit together as one file. I do not want you to
simply list out page after page of facts and quotes. If you do that, you will not earn a
high score, because you will have written a report. You need to think about these
questions, draw on what we have covered, and provide convincing answers, backed up
with evidence and specific examples, and cited.
This exam is about showing that you can think about some of the big ideas of the
course so far, and deliver original thoughts. You have a while to write these, so I expect
them to be well-written. Grammar and mechanics will be part of your grade.
As far as sources go, while I obviously cannot prevent you from googling your way into
oblivion, keep in mind that the examples and specifics you provide have to be found in
some combination of the textbook, lectures, and primary source documents we have
covered. If you’re writing about things that you just found somewhere, that is not going
to work. These are not research papers, so please, do not use outside sources. And I
do not even want to be typing this, but these essays will go through TurnItIn, so do not
bother trying to copy.
These are due Friday, November 11th, at 5:40PM on Canvas. The lateness policy
applies here, just as it does for your papers.
The English colonists’ relationships with Native Americans differed across
regions and changed over time. While none of these relations could ever have
been accurately characterized as “good,” they were worse in some places than
others, and deteriorated more quickly in some than others. Where do we see
examples of these situations over the period we have studied, and how do we
explain it all?
Thinking about the fact that Gabriel planned to lead liberated slaves under the
banner “Death or Liberty,” what can we infer about how at least some enslaved
people saw themselves and their situations in 1800, and what they understood
about the United States and its history?
As the industrial revolution developed in the United States, traditional patterns of
work were disrupted and replaced by more ridged, structured, factory-based
workplaces. The older notion of the “Artisan Republic”—in which craftsmen could
aspire to the status of a master within their given field—was threatened.
American workers resisted this change. In what ways did Americans seek to
maintain these older traditions of work, and how successful were they?