US History before 1877.
II. Euro-American and Native American encounters
Scholars have suggested that North America was not only a “New World” for Europeans, but that it was a “New World” for Native Americans as well. That is to say, that each group changed the conditions, circumstances, expectations, economies, cultures and environments in early America, and consequently all groups needed to respond to the new world that was being made. Discuss this idea with respect to the period from the late 16th to 18th centuries. Be sure to consider this question with respect to different colonies and regions, and how European conflicts that spilled into the colonies affected Indians. Consider also the ways Indians took advantage of—and, in turn, were taken advantage by—the imperial conflicts among Spain, Netherlands, France, and England.
III. Slave societies and societies with slaves
How did slavery differ from region to region in British America, and how different was it if one compares the late 17th century with the mid 18th century?