Connecticut Essay Topics

Alcohol and the American Colonists

American history shows that our ancestors were heavy drinkers. Why did the colonists drink so much? To understand the logic of our ancestors heavy drinking, we think about colonial life. What drinking resources were available to them? What kind of life did they live? New England water was polluted and cow’s milk caused “sickness” (tuberculosis)…. View Article

My fellow citizens of Connecticut

The complaints of such venerables as Hancock of Massachusetts (Collier & Collier 3), or the honorable Dr. Franklin (Collier & Collier 89; Brands 501-02), and many others (Collier & Collier 3-5; Rakove 81-82; Wills 24-25) ring in our ears, and we citizens of Connecticut have special grounds to complain. Many of us remember our rage… View Article

Early encounters between American Indians and European colonists led to a variety of relationships among the different cultures

Topic: Early encounters between American Indians and European colonists led to a variety of relationships among the different cultures. Analyze how actions taken by BOTH American Indians and European colonists shaped those relationships in each of the following regions: New England, the Chesapeake, the Spanish Southwest, and New York and New France. Thesis: Actions such… View Article

How Did America Win the Revolutionary War

Name: The American Revolution: The Upset of the Eighteenth Century Part A “How did it happen that thirteen colonies on the fringe of civilization, as it were with perhaps half a million males of fighting age, without military resources without leaders, without even a national government, a national army, a national treasure, brought the mightiest… View Article