Although New England and the Chesapeake regions were both

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The Question
• Although the New England and Chesapeake
region were both settled largely by people of
English origin, by 1700 the regions had
evolved into two distinct societies. Why did
this difference in development occur?
• Use the documents AND your knowledge of
the time period up to 1700 to develop your
answer.
1. Key Words
Underline the key words in the question.
– New England
– Chesapeake region
– English origin
– By 1700
– Two distinct societies
– WHY
2. Outside Information
• List all information about time period
– CLE (Capital Letter Evidance)
– Names
– Dates
– Terms
– Events
Conceptualize the facts
• MD TERPS
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Military
Diplomatic
Technological
Economic
Religious
Political
Social
• You do not need to use all! Sometimes the
question will dictate which you should use.
3. Write Thesis
• Writing Thesis Resources
• http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/
545/01/
• http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/
thesis.html
• Although New England and the Chesapeake
regions were both settled mainly by people of
English origin, by 1700 the regions had
evolved into two distinct societies.
By 1700, the Chesapeake and New England
colonies developed into two distinct societies.
What is wrong with this thesis?
It doesn’t answer how or why there are 2
distinct societies
By 1700, the Chesapeake and New England
colonies developed into two distinct societies
due to their motives for coming to America.
What is wrong with this thesis?
Doesn’t say what their motives are, or how
motives created different societies
By 1700, the Chesapeake and New England
colonies developed into two distinct societies.
The Chesapeake society developed more as a
result of English citizens who were looking for
wealth while the New England society
developed as a society based on religion.
What is wrong with this thesis?
Answers WHY but not HOW.
The Chesapeake society developed as a result of
English citizens who were looking to become
wealthy while New England developed
because of religion, which can be examined by
analyzing the social and political systems that
developed in the regions before 1700.
What is wrong with this thesis?
Underline = Position you are taking as to why
the colonies developed differently
Circle = criteria being used to prove position
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Organization of Essay
• P1
– New England – Religion – Social Structure
• P2
– New England – Religion – Political Structure
• P3
– Chesapeake – Wealth – Social Structure
• P4
– Chesapeake – Wealth – Political Structure
The New England & Chesapeake colonies
developed into two distinct societies which
led to differences in the social, political,
religious and economic structures of each
society.
What is wrong with this thesis?
The New England & Chesapeake colonies
developed into two distinct societies due to
the make up of the initial settlers, which led to
differences in the social, religious and
economic structures of each society.
What is wrong with this thesis?
The New England & Chesapeake colonies
developed into two distinct societies due to
make up of the initial settlers, which led to
differences in the political and economic
structures of each society.
What is wrong with this thesis?
What was the initial make up?
The New England & Chesapeake colonies
developed into two distinct societies because
New England was settled by families, while
the Chesapeake was settled by gold-seeking
men, leading to differences in the political
economic and social structures of each
society.
What is wrong with this thesis?
Underline = Position you are taking as to why
the colonies developed differently
Circle = criteria being used to prove position
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4. Outline the Essay
• Without looking at documents
Organization
• P1
– New England – Families – Political Structure
• P2
– New England – Families – economic structure
• P3
– New England – Families – Social Structure
• P4
– Chesapeake – gold-seeking men– Political Structure
• P5
– Chesapeake – gold-seeking men– Economic Structure
• P6
– Chesapeake – gold-seeking men– Social Structure
• The geographic and religious differences of
the regions led to different economic and
political structures.
• What is wrong with this thesis?
• What are the geographic & religious
differences?
• Although New England and the Chesapeake
regions were both settled by people of English
origin, by 1700 the regions evolved into two
distinct societies because the Chesapeake
climate & soil was suited to establishing large
plantations, while New England colonies soil
was rocky and difficult to cultivate. This led to
the regions developing different political and
social structures.
Organization
• By 1700 the New England and Chesapeake
colonies developed into two distinct societies
in spite the fact they were both settled by
people of English origin, because upon arrival,
the New English set up a theocracy while the
Chesapeake colonists established a
government based on wealth and aristocracy,
leading differences in the economic and
political structures of the colonies.
Organization
5. Documents
• Analyze all documents
– Look at title, date & author
– Why are they significant?
– Why do they show?
• Fit as many documents as you can into your
already outlined essay.
– Each document does different things so try to use
most if not all of them.
– Try to cite the document by type
• “As the map (document B) indicates…and as the
cartoon (document D) shows…” Or by name: “As
Hamilton argued, the National Bank was essential for
national growth.”
• If possible, like brief descriptions to the names
you use.
– “Alexander Stephens, a Whig senator from
Georgia, noted in the Southern Literary Journal
that the South…”
6. Strive for Balance
• While coverage of the documents is
important, but the INCLUSION OF OUTSIDE
INFORMATION IS CRITICAL. Strive for balance.
Preferred Approach
• State your thesis clearly and directly in the
first paragraph.
• Write a paragraph setting the scene and
demonstrating outside knowledge
• Finally, move on to support your thesis with a
nice blend of SPECIFIC information from both
documents and outside sources.
• Write a concession paragraph and conclusion.

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