The evolution of power and politics moved rapidly in our second AP Period, 1607-1754. For students, the significance of this political period is rooted in the origins, experiences, and development of events that served to shape American power, politics, and identity.
Using text or online resources identify the dates of the important political events in Period 2. For each event students describe the causes or inputs that helped to create the event and the effects or outcomes. The causes and effects can be closely linked or require some distance and explanation.
• Learning Objectives: ID-4, POL-1WOR-1 and WOR-2
• Historical Thinking Skills: Chronological Reasoning, Patterns of Continuity and Change over Time, and Contextualization
• Key Concepts in the Curricular Framework: 2.1, 2.2, and 2.