Instructions Test Format: This test is a document-based question exam (worth 200
Instructions Test Format: This test is a document-based question exam (worth 200 points) covering content from chapters 1-6 in the class textbook and modules 1-5. You will have two hours (120 minutes) to type an essay with at least 1000 words, six out of the eight primary documents, and all of the key terms to answer the essay prompt. Review Mandatory Video Guide: Please review the video guide to the first midterm because I will explain what you will need to do as part of your preparation for the first document-based question exam. 1. ( ) 2. ( ) 3. (érrez%2C_the_Americas%2C_1562.jpg ) 4. ( ) Your essay must use at least six out of the eight following primary-resource documents: Document #1: Aztec Account of Conquest, 1520 (link to full text ( ) Document #2:John Winthrop's "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630) ( ) Document #3: Primary Source on Colonial Society (link to full text ( ) Document #4: "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies" by Bartolome De Las Casas (1542) (link to full text) (Links to an external site.) ( ) Document #5: An Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa by Alexander Falconbridge (1788) (link to full text) (Links to an external site.) ( ) Document #6: Document #6: Europe Redraws the Maps of North America, 1763 Document #7: Document #7: Slave population in the 13 colonies Document #8: Document #8: Portrait of Pocahontas by Simon van de Passe (1616) * 15 point deduction for each document not used effectively below the six document requirement Essay must use all of the following key terms: Bacon’s Rebellion Columbian Exchange Creoles Encomienda Headright House of Burgesses Incan Empire Indenture Servants King Philip’s War Mexica Middle Passage New Negroes New Spain Olaudah Equiano Phillis Wheatley Pontiac Rebellion Proclamation of 1763 Puritans Quakers Smallpox Tainos Task System * 3 point deduction for every key term not used in your essay Your grade (200 points) for this assignment will be based on the following criteria: Thesis: Present a thesis that makes a historically defensible claim and response to all parts of the question. Your thesis must consist of one or more sentences located in the introduction. Argument Development: Develop and support a cohesive argument that recognizes and accounts for the historical complexity by explicitly illustrating relationships among historical evidence such as contradictions, corroboration, and/or qualification. Use of Documents: Utilize the content of at least six documents to support the stated thesis or a relevant argument. For every document below the minimum of six quota, 20 points will be deducted from your total score. Sourcing the documents: Explaining the significance of the author's point of view, author's purpose, historical context, and/or audience for at least six documents. Contextualization: Situate the argument by explaining the broader historical events, developments, or processes immediately relevant to the question. Outside Evidence: Provide examples or additional evidence (key terms/concepts from the reading and online lectures) beyond those found in the documents to support your argument.

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