Timeline Part I
NOTE: Before starting the Timeline project please refer to the "Example Timeline Matrix" document.
Instructions: Complete the matrix by providing the Time Period/Date(s) in column B, and the Description and Significance of the People/Event(s) to American History in column C. See complete instructions in the Syllabus for the Module 1 assignment entitled, “Timeline Part I.” NOTE: The timeline project does not need to be submitted to turnitin. NOTE: Please write your answers in a clear and concise manner. Limit your submission of the Timeline Part I up to 250 words per topic/subtopic. For example, if a topic is divided into 3 subtopics, you may write a maximum of 250 per subtopic listed. Be sure to cite all sources.
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| 1600’s-1700’s | Initially Puritans had much control in the colonies and though they came to America to avoid persecution, they were quick to censure other religions. The various religions springing up in America after the Puritans dispersed attracted even more people of various ethnic backgrounds to America to gain freedom of religion. With the Protestant Reformation society began to see itself as a series of interdependent parts in which all the pieces worked together for the whole. The colonists saw social order as being created by humans, therefore they could change it if necessary. Within this structure the Protestants began claiming individualism in religion which translated to social life. Since humans have free will and the desire for individual liberties, a “social contract” was upheld for everyone to obey the laws. Religion became a dominant factor in American politics starting with various acts and culminating in the First Amendment. Religion intermingled with the politics and social life as people defined themselves through individualistic religions. | 4) The effects of the Seven Years’ War. | 1756-1763 | The war helped propel the country of Britain into one of the world's leading colonial powers. In the time following the war, Britain took power over parts of Africa, India, America, Canada, the Middle East and many other significant territories in the world. After this war,