1) Of the two primary sources below, pick ONE and write a 2-3 paragraph analysis that identifies the image and explains its significance within a historical context. Be sure to refer to specific elements in the image to make your arguments. Use only course materials (lectures, textbooks, documents)
2) In 2-3 clear and thoughtful paragraphs, please answer ONE of the following questions. Use only course materials (lectures, textbook, documents)
- 1) What factors shaped the decisions of Indigenous people during and after the Seven Yearsâ€™ War? Why did the war not end for them in 1763?
- 2) The Declaration of Independence is often referred to as a â€œfounding documentâ€ in our nationâ€™s history. In many ways, this is not entirely accurate. Why should we question the role of the Declaration of Independence in â€œfoundingâ€ the United States?
- 3) In 1773, the colonists referred to the event we now call â€œThe Boston Tea Partyâ€ as â€œThe Destruction of the Tea.â€ What is the difference between these two names? Why did the colonists use the language of â€œdestructionâ€ rather than â€œpartyâ€ to refer to the event?
- 4) One of the main concerns of the British during the years after the Seven Yearsâ€™ War was watching the colonial public become increasingly politicized. What did the politicization of the public mean? How did ordinary people get involved in the politics of resistance?
- 5) The American Revolution is often described as a war against taxation. This, however, is not an entirely accurate description. If the colonists did not have a problem with taxes, what did they have a problem with? How did the colonistsâ€™ understanding of taxation differ from the way the British Empire understood their right to tax their colonies?
3) In 2-3 clear and thoughtful paragraphs, please answer the following question. Use only course materials (lectures, textbook, documents):
Of the many soaring and moving words Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, perhaps the most important two words in the entire document were â€œHeâ€ and â€œWe.â€ What was the function of these words? Where did such language come from? How did they shape and define the core logic of the American Revolution itself?