Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chapter 4 Section 1 - Governing the Colonies

Summary
England viewed its North American colonies as an economic resource, and passed Navigation Acts to prevent colonists from trading with other countries. English colonists, however, brought with them a belief in limited and representative government and would come to resent these imposed restrictions. As they grew, the colonies established forms of self-government. They consisted of charter, proprietary, and royal. An American culture began to develop that valued education, religion, family life, scientific curiosity, and a free press.

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Enrichment Activity

Research New York Times v. Sullivan

There have been a number of important court cases that have helped define freedom of the press since the Zenger case. Research one such case, New York Times v. Sullivan. Summarize the case in your own words and then write a few sentences explaining your reaction to the Supreme Court's decision.