Colonization to Independence (1492-1776)
European countries established colonies in North America as a means of increasing wealth and power. As the English colonies developed their own governments and economies, they resisted domination by the monarchy, rebelled and fought for independence. (Ohio's New Learning Standards: Social Studies)
The Enlightenment and American Social Thought
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Professor Christopher Burkett, Ashland University
Christopher Burkett, associate professor of political science, joined Ashland University in 2005. He teaches American political thought and institutions courses, and his fields of expertise include the American founding, American foreign policy, and political philosophy. He serves as faculty advisor to Student Senate, and was named Outstanding Male Faculty Member of the Year in 2008. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Ashland University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas.
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