Early American Writing1600-1800<br />Native Americans<br />Explorers and Early Settlers<br />Puritans<br />
The Lure of Land<br />History demonstrates that people often see land as power.  Therefore civilization after civilization...
Exploration<br />Seek adventure<br />New routes<br />Fame and glory<br />Find riches<br />What is it that causes people to...
Europeans Meet Native Americans<br />Ordinary people describe the countryside, the hardships, and the natives they encount...
From Colony to Country<br />Jamestown-1st permanent colony 1607<br />Considered themselves as British subjects without rep...
Puritans<br />English Protestants who wanted to “purify” the Church of England for simpler rules<br />Came to America to e...
Enlightenment<br />Question government powers<br />Move toward democracy-government by the people<br />People have basic r...
Great Awakening<br />Renewed religious fervor<br />Preacher Jonathan Edwards<br />Unified colonists that a higher power wa...
Native American Literature<br />Different cultures and languages<br />Story-telling<br />Oral tradition “..alive within ea...
Explorers and Early settlers<br />Accurate first hand accounts gave way to more exaggerated stories of colonial life.<br /...
Puritan Writers<br />Direct, powerful, plain language<br />Useful as a religious tool <br />Vivid imagery<br />Cotton Math...
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  1. 1. Early American Writing1600-1800<br />Native Americans<br />Explorers and Early Settlers<br />Puritans<br />
  2. 2. The Lure of Land<br />History demonstrates that people often see land as power. Therefore civilization after civilization fought and continue to fight for ownership of land.<br />i.e. Roman Empire, British Imperialism, the moon?<br />What entitles man to claim land as his own?<br />
  3. 3. Exploration<br />Seek adventure<br />New routes<br />Fame and glory<br />Find riches<br />What is it that causes people to seek out the unknown?<br />
  4. 4. Europeans Meet Native Americans<br />Ordinary people describe the countryside, the hardships, and the natives they encounter.<br />William Wood-Massachusetts Bay Colony<br />William Bradford-governor of Plymouth Plantation<br />
  5. 5. From Colony to Country<br />Jamestown-1st permanent colony 1607<br />Considered themselves as British subjects without representation in Britain<br />Britain protected –French and Indian War<br />Britain taxed—Colonists protested<br />Result-Declaration of Independence 1776<br />Result-Constitution of the United States 1788<br />
  6. 6. Puritans<br />English Protestants who wanted to “purify” the Church of England for simpler rules<br />Came to America to escape persecution<br />John Winthrop believed that all humans are sinful and only the “elect” would be saved<br />All work and no play<br />Became wealthy<br />Religiously strict and intolerant<br />
  7. 7. Enlightenment<br />Question government powers<br />Move toward democracy-government by the people<br />People have basic rights: “give me liberty or give me death”<br />Leaders of the American Enlightenment<br />Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson<br />Patrick Henry Thomas Paine<br />
  8. 8. Great Awakening<br />Renewed religious fervor<br />Preacher Jonathan Edwards<br />Unified colonists that a higher power was helping then to break from Britain’s control.<br />
  9. 9. Native American Literature<br />Different cultures and languages<br />Story-telling<br />Oral tradition “..alive within each of us…living in our blood”<br />Common themes: reverence for nature and polytheism<br />
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  11. 11. Explorers and Early settlers<br />Accurate first hand accounts gave way to more exaggerated stories of colonial life.<br />Captain John Smith encouraging more settlers.<br />
  12. 12. Puritan Writers<br />Direct, powerful, plain language<br />Useful as a religious tool <br />Vivid imagery<br />Cotton Mather’s and Jonathan Edward’s sermons<br />Anne Bradstreet’s and Edward Taylor’s religious poetry<br />
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