Colony Essay Topics

B. John Winthrop’s Massachusetts Bay Colony

Grimes’ argument that Roger Williams contributed more to the development of American political thought than other religious leaders of the time and even the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a whole is well-founded. Williams’ argument of tolerance for all religions became a basis for the First Amendment and the promise that Congress would never dictate a… View Article

Native Americans vs Colonists

To begin with, colonists were certainly in disagreement with Native Americans. While native, the colonists claimed that they achieve real estate fairly; it was absolutely the Native Americans that were ahead of the game, Native Americans at the beginning were abused in the midst of the process to selling or buying land. In the meantime,… View Article

Life in Plymouth Colony

The book of John Demos on “A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony” explores on the concept of the family life in the context of the Plymouth Colony. In particular, it tends to describe the ways of life of the people in the Plymouth Colony specifically the aspect of family, which is the smallest… View Article

New England and the Chesapeake region

The New World was a marvel and a chance to make it big in the 1600s. England took its gamble at building colonies in the unsettled region of what is now the east coast. It then was separated into two regions, New England and the Chesapeake. Even though they were both founded by the English,… View Article

Comparing Massachusetts bay and Virginia colonies

At the start of the 17th century King James 1 became king and he began to look toward the new world as a place were England could make a profitable settlement , as New Spain was for the Spaniards. This was the start of colonization in the new world for England. Following this, many colonies… View Article

Colonialism in The Tempest

Background Information: In 1609 a fleet of nine ships set out from England, headed towards John Smith’s Virginia colony, the first English settlement in the New World. One of the nine ships was separated during a violent storm and ended up on Bermuda. These shipwrecked Europeans began colonizing the island and enslaving the native population…. View Article

Anti-Colonialism and Education

In Anti-Colonialism and Education: The Politics of Resistance, George J. Sefa Dei and Arlo Kempf have given us a stimulating intellectual account of the issues surrounding the active attempt for educational liberation. The authors who have contributed to the volume have been well chosen to present creative approaches to this abiding problem in most of… View Article

Pennsylvania “the poor man’s Paradise”

When William Penn founded Pennsylvania, his original intentions were for it to be a religious haven for English Quakers. One of these English Quakers to settle in Pennsylvania was Gabriel Thomas. As an early settler, he describes the extensive reasons to why many English came to the New World and the West Indies. Living in… View Article

Whats up New England

Question: Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by of English origin, by 1700 the region had evolved into two different societies. Why did this difference in development occur? Thesis Statement: When talking about New England and the Chesapeake region, you have to consider the differences in motives and geography. Consider… View Article