This week’s readings (see Johnson and Kelly below) note economic, religious and other factors influencing the unique governing mechanisms of the various American colonies. Identify and discuss the influence of one or more of these factors on early American government, drawing from the required readings and at least one additional scholarly source of your own selection (e.g. peer-reviewed journal article or book). Present your findings in a 3- to 5-page paper formatted according to Turabian Author-Date style. Do not include subheadings. Your writing must be detailed, objective and professional in tone, reflecting your own analysis of source content. Page count does not include title and Reference pages. 5 references

PART 1 – Johnson, Paul. A History of the American People. 1st ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1997. ISBN: 9780060930349.

Chapters 1-3 Kelly, Alfred H., Harbison, Winfred A. and Herman Belz. The American Constitution: Its Origins and Development. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1991. ISBN: 9780393960563.