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DBQ5 Native America

Directions: The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents A–H and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. High scores will be earned only by essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the documents and draw on outside knowledge of the period.

Question: To what extent did colonial encounters with Native Americans from 1607 to 1763 shape a unique American identity?

Use the documents and your knowledge of the period (in the areas of politics, religion, expansion, and trade/commerce) in constructing your response.

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