This dynamic presentation on the evolution of government in North America provides visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Your students will understand the complexity of this era of history.
The governments of the colonies of New France and New England were heavily influenced by conditions that existed back in Europe. While New France was strictly governed from France, New England enjoyed significantly more freedom as conditions in England prevented it from taking control of its colonies.
This presentation examines the following topics:
♦ Government in France: The Divine Right of Kings
♦ Settlement in New France
♦ The Seigneurial System
♦ Government in England: Magna Carta & Rule of Law
♦ Settlement in Jamestown
♦ The Mayflower and the Pilgrims
♦ Development of New England
This lesson takes me approximately 60 minutes to complete.
There are three links to Youtube in the presentation. The videos total ~ 16 minutes. Youtube links are checked weekly and updated when necessary.
Check out the "Struggle for a Continent" series:
Lesson 1: The Fur Trade
Lesson 2: The Evolution of Government in New France and New England
Lesson 3: The French and Indian War
Lesson 4: The American Revolution and its effects on Canada
Lesson 5: The War of 1812
Corresponding Movie Guides
The War that Made America Episode 1
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