Education: Document Showcase:

Women's Rights in Early New York

Part B: Essay Topics

Essay 1


Using information and evidence from all of the documents to support your thinking, and using your own knowledge of history, write an essay that describes how the rights of women differed under Dutch and English colonial rule.  Your essay should be well organized and should include an introduction, at least three paragraphs, and a conclusion. 

Essay 2


Using information and evidence from all of the documents to support your thinking, and using your own knowledge of history, write an essay that presents your opinion on whether our current property laws are more reflective of our Dutch colonial past or our English colonial past.  Your essay should be well organized and should include an introduction, at least three paragraphs, and a conclusion. 

This DBQ is available as a printable worksheet in pdf format.