POLS 6395 AMERICAN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT

Fall Semester AY2004-2005

Midterm Examination

14 October 2004




Instructions: Choose any 2 of the following 3 Questions to answer. Each answer must be typed in WORD and be less than five double-spaced pages. The answers are due by Friday, 22 October 2004.


  1. Describe the English mindset c.1620 on the eve of their colonization of North America.

  2. According to North & Thomas, North & Weingast, and North, Summerhill, & Weingast, what are the necessary conditions for long-run, real, per-capita income growth.

  3. The North American Colonists regarded themselves as English. According to Bailyn, why did this sense of "being English" lead them to undertake an armed uprising in 1775.