Below you will find THREE questions, spanning the entirety of the book America: A Narrative
History. You will need to select ONE
question to answer, following this essay format: 3
paragraphs MINIMUM, with introduction, body of evidence, and conclusion. Spelling and
Grammar WILL be counted in this. You will have your book, Powerpoint presentations, and any
notes you have taken during class to complete your question. Assume that I know *nothing*
about the answers to these questions, and answer as completely and thoroughly as possible. The
Final is worth 130 points, or a total of 40% of your grade.
1) How did societal institutions and themes – politics, religion, economy, cultural norms –
shape the growth and progression of the United States on the American continent? Why
were they a factor in the development of this country, and how did they contribute to its
success or…even perhaps, failure, in the form of Civil War? Choose one theme and
follow its evolution through the development of the English colonies into the United states.