Short Answer Essay Assignment

1051 Words Sep 13th, 2015 5 Pages
Ernesto Castillo

Jodie Baeyens

LITR220

August 14, 2015

Short Answer Essay Assignment

1. Based on the readings from weeks one and two, discuss the images of America the European writers constructed to promote colonization and settlement. What kinds of unique natural resources and environmental factors did they extol in their accounts of the New World? Relate these images to natural resources and environmental factors today.
The Purposes behind coming to America was as diverse as the people living in it. America turned into the Promised Land of mankind, offering individuals a grand belief of a dream of extended opportunities and new hopes which was denied to them in the Old World. Europeans writers wrote an enormous
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This made the Middle Colonies perfect for cultivating. Farmers likewise had an advantageous, they had a convenient way to transport their merchandise to the business sectors, where the harvests were sold, and supplies were bought. The Farmers additionally had entry to natural life. They exploited this and many creatures were hunted and caught. Agriculture is the motor that fueled America's past and will also impel us out of today's troubles and into a prosperous future.

2. Based on the readings from weeks one and two, choose one passage written by one of the authors we’ve read. Identify the author and the title of the work. Then analyze the passage you chose in terms of its significance and historical impact. You should explain why it was chosen, look at the details provided in the passage, and explain in detail what the passage suggests about the work as a whole including its value to American history as well as to American literature.
John Smith was selected because he was a Colonizer, soldier and an author as he wrote his first book in English in the New World called “A True Relation of Such Occurrences and Accidents of Note as Hath Happened in Virginia since the First Planting of that Colony (1608)”. While he was only in America for two years, Smith was in charge of the survival of England's first English colony in the New World. He is best known for being in
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