Revolution group discussion questions

posted Sep 26, 2013, 7:25 PM by Scott Harris   [ updated Aug 21, 2014, 1:42 PM ]

1. Discuss: The Boston Tea Party was a childish act of vandalism. It should not be celebrated or thought of as patriotic.

 

2. How did the Declaration of Independence threaten the power of the king?

 

3. Compare and contrast Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence. Which had a greater effect on the revolution?

 

4. What were some reasons NOT to declare independence? What advantages were there to stay with Great Britain?

 

5. How has America fulfilled the promise of the Declaration of Independence? How has it fallen short or failed?

 

6. Discuss: The colonies were not prepared for independence. They didn’t have the resources to fight a war (Valley Forge) nor a plan for if they succeeded (Articles of Confederation).

 

7. What were the effects of the revolution and Revolutionary War on the average colonist? Consider political, economic, and social effects.

 

8. How did the American Revolution affect the rest of the world, and were the effects positive or negative? How is the spirit of independence felt today?

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