For our Second Discussion Topic, I want you to consider and discuss the differences between the New World colonies of Portugal and Spain versus the colonies of England (the 13 colonies, and the original 13 United States).
Did they have traditions of self rule or not? How did historical traditions lead the United States system of government down one path, and the governments of Central and South American down another? Why is South America so different from North America in terms of government, even today?
Recall the first two chapters of your book. You might also pull up the information on this web sites and the greater internet to strengthen your argument.
In your initial response or reply, include answers to the following questions, and then continue by commenting on what others have to say.
Remember that you need to respond at least 4 times (your initial response and then 3 responses to members of our class) in order to receive all 4 points for this discussion, but keep in mind that things will be more interactive (and interesting) if you voluntarily continue the conversation!