American History Homework Two

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American History Homework Two
Instructor: Andy Schlafly

Answer 6 out of 8 questions:

1. Today there is much talk about the "Tea Party." Explain the event in history that used the same name.

2. Two important trials or series of trials occurred in the colonies between 1690 and 1750. Describe them, including an explanation of their significance.

3. Identify three of the most important causes of the Revolutionary War, in your own words.

4. Describe the Great Awakening and its significance, and explain who George Whitefield was. Which occurred first, the Great Awakening or the work of George Whitefield?

5. Who won the French and Indian War, and what was a consequence of that war?

6. Describe what first made George Washington a hero, and which colony was he from?

7. Name and describe two of the laws that caused the colonies to dislike and eventually break away from Britain.

8. What does "July the 4th" commemorate today? Discuss and explain.

Honors Questions (answer any 3)

H1. Explain the political cartoon in the lecture, and discuss its effectiveness.

H2. "But where says some is the King of America? I'll tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain...let it be brought forth placed on the divine law, the word of God; let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America THE LAW IS KING." When and who do you think wrote that for the ordinary colonist? Explain.

H3. "All political issues are actually economic issues." Discuss this in the context of the conflicts leading up to the Revolutionary War, with reference to at least one specific dispute.

H4. Identify two similarities, and two differences, between the cultures of colonial America and England around 1770.

H5. Discuss any of the debate or discussion topics mentioned in the lecture.


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