As we begin this course, it is important to understand the term rhetoric and how it applies to our course. Simultaneously, it is important to have a basic idea of the time periods that we will be examining throughout this semester.

Begin by reviewing the handout on Rhetoric (click to view).Download Rhetoric (click to view).

Jeffery the Library presents a historical view of the initial colonies in what would become the United States. Watch the video: First Colonies: 1565-1700: American Colonial HistoryLinks to an external site.

After reviewing the handout on Rhetoric and watching the Youtube video answer the following questions.