HIST 243 I (Fall 2011)

Lehman College
History 243 I 301

Foundations of the United States
Professor Roy R. Rogers
Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Syllabus

Prompts & Study Guides:

Primary Source Resources:

  • Giovanni da Verrazano, Encountering Native Americas & Bartolome de las Casas, History of the Indies (please see instructor for a copy)
  • John Winthrop, Speach to the Massachusetts General Court (please see instructor for a copy)
  • Oladuah Equiano, On Slavery & Alexander Falconbridge, The African Slave Trade (please see instructor for a copy)
  • William Penn, Present Interests Discovered & James Oglethorpe, Establishing the Colony of Georgia (please see instructor for a copy)
  • Pontiac, Two Speeches & Virginia Resolutions on the Stamp Act (please see instructor for a copy)
  • Thomas Paine, Common Sense & James Chalmers, Plain Truth & Address of the Inhabitants of Anson County to Governor Martin (please see instructor for a copy)
  • Abigail Adams’ “Remember the Ladies” letter and John Adams’ response & The Right of Free Suffrage & Thomas Jefferson, An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom & Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution & Liberating Indentured Servants (please see instructor for a copy) along with the text of the Declaration of Independence 
  • The Constitution of the United States
  • Frederick Douglass, Oration, Delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester (Fourth of July Oration)

Additional Resources:

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