Revolutionary America Dbq

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"Revolutionary America: Change & Transformation, 1764-1783" Reading Guide for Chapter 4, Visions of America, Vol. 1, 2d edition How to effectively use this Reading Guide: The following questions are listed in the order that the subject appear in the textbook. After you read each one of the 4 major sections of the textbook, stop, close your book, and then see if you can answer these questions WIHTOUT using the book. If you cannot answer them without referring to the book, re-read the section (DO NOT resort to attempting to "look up" the answer.) Then try to answer the questions again. Continue this process until you can answer these questions. How did thirteen diverse colonies along the Atlantic seaboard of North America come together? After…show more content…
After the French & Indian War ended, why did Parliament and King George feel that they needed to "tighten the reins of empire? 2. Why was the Proclamation of 1763 so controversial in the colonies? 3. What tensions between the 13 colonies and Great Britain began to develop? 4. Using the information presented on the chart on p. 99, "Envisioning Evidence: A Comparison of Annual Per Capita Tax Rates in Britain and the Colonies in 1765", where the taxes that Parliament collected from the colonies excessive? 5. Why did the passage of the Stamp Act create such a crisis in North America? 6. What was the outcome of the Stamp Act Congress? Why was its "Declaration of rights & Grievances of the Colonies" a major change? 7. Although Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, why did the passage of the Declaratory Act irritate the colonies? 8. Why did residents of the colonies begin boycotts? 9. Why did Great Britain send soldiers to Boston after the British seizure of John Hancock's ship Liberty? 10. What was the Boston Massacre and how did the patriots use it to support their positions? 11. Why did Parliament respond to the Boston Tea Party by passing the Intolerable Acts? 12. What was the purpose of the Continental Congress that was held in Philadelphia in 1774? 13. According to the authors of our textbook, why were the local militias such a point of contention between the colonies and Great Britain? 14. Why did British soldiers march from Boston to Lexington and then Concord in 1775? 15.…show more content…
Why did the authors of our text say that the Revolution was actually 2 different things: 1. a war forindependence; 2. a struggle to change American government and society? 35. Why was the Revolution both a war for "home rule" and a war for who should rule at home? 36. Interpret this statement from the text: "Although the promise of the Revolution remained unfilled for many in America, oppressed groups throughout American history would use it to seek the full rights of citizenship." 37. Who were the Regulators? 38. How did the Revolution lead to a "public debate over how far to take the idea of democracy"? 39. How did the Revolution nurture "a far more democratic vision of government"? 40. How did the constitution of Massachusetts set forth radical ideas? 41. What was the purpose of the Articles of Confederation? 42. How did the outcome of the Revolution plant the seeds for the later abolitionist movement? 43. In what ways did the Declaration of Independence reflect the colonies' "deep-seated fear and hostility toward Indians"? 44. Why did so many American Indian tribes side with the British rather than the colonies in the Revolutionary War? 45. Why were many tribal leaders upset with the negotiations in Paris that led to the Treaty of Paris of 1783? 46. How did women in the United States support the war effort? 47. How did the Revolution promote the ideas of gender

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