Features of Native societies before the arrival of the Europeans

  1. Analyze the major features of Native societies before the arrival of the Europeans. How had indigenous cultures around North America developed until 1492 CE?
  2. How would Massachusetts and Virginia have developed differently in the 17th Century if they had been colonized by, respectively, the Spanish, and the French, instead of the English? In order to answer this question properly, you will need to include discussion of how Massachusetts and Virginia actually developed under English colonization, keeping in mind that Massachusetts and Virginia were quite different English colonies. Be certain to include treatment of relations with Native peoples.
    3.Analyze the origins and development of slavery in the American colonies, southern (Virginia and South Carolina) and northern (New York and Rhode Island). How did slavery become racial?