This week, you have examined the arrival of Europeans and Africans in the Americas. The “Coming to America” historical readings for this week revealed that people had diverse reasons and motivations for coming to America. Drawing evidence from the historical readings for this week, compose an initial post highlighting one major motivation for coming to America.
There are a number you could choose to focus on. Compose the initial post based on a thesis statement. A thesis is a focused argument based on your reading of the historical documents.
You are expected to pull evidence from multiple documents to support your argument. NO OUTSIDE SOURCES ARE ALLOWED. You may draw from the lectures and the textbook reading to help provide context BUT your post should draw evidence primarily from the historical readings for evidence.
In your post, be sure to:
State a clear thesis
Use evidence from the historical documents to support your claims
Boyer. America: A Very Short Introduction. 2012. 9780195389142
Holton. Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia. 1999. 9780807847848
Holt. The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and Coming of the Civil War. 9780809044399