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The American Revolution

The American Revolution

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions

  1. Big Picture
  2. Why did the Americans declare independence?
    Were there any advantages to being a member of the British Empire?
    Is it plausible that American colonists would risk these for the sake of principle?
    Do you think people commonly sacrifice self-interest for their principles?
  3. How "complete" was the revolution waged by American colonists?
    Was the Americans' victory tainted by French support?
    Was it tainted by the revolutionary leaders' neglect of slaves and women?


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