Emerging Tensions in Colonial America - C Block

March 4, 2011

Students read about two key building tensions in 18th Century colonial America:

  • the tension between the European settles and Native Americans over colonial westward expansion into American Indian lands; and
  • the tension among colonists and preachers, like George Whitefield pictured below, over the shifting religious beliefs and practices of the settlers as European Americans became more industrious and profitable.

george-whitefield.jpg

In the following podcast, the student analyze primary source quotes the the time period to understand various perspectives of people who lived during this tumultuous time.

Image from: http://www.sevensidedcube.net/wp-content/uploads/george-whitefield.jpg

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