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Assignment Two
Leading up the Revolution

Value: 20 points

Deadline: January 5


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Short Essay Questions
Answer the following questions with a two or three paragraph answer for each.

  1. How did the militia differ from professional soldiers? Why were these differences important?

  2. The two Quartering Acts, 1765 and 1774 are very similar. Read the text of the Quartering Act of 1774 by clicking here.

    Answer the following questions about the Quartering Act of 1774:
    What reasons did the Crown give for the act?
    What powers were given to colonial governors under the Quartering Act of 1774?

    From your other readings and support materials, explain how colonists responded to the Quartering Acts.

    The Bill of Rights was attached to the United States Constitution about 17 years after the Quartering Act of 1774.
    How did the Quartering Act influence the Third Amendment to the Constitution?

  3. What was the connection between the Boston Tea Party and the Intolerable Acts?

  4. Describe the Battle of Lexington and Concord? How did it begin? Who was involved? Why did it become such an overwhelming disaster for the British?

  5. What was the purpose of the First Continental Congress? What was the outcome?

  6. What was the purpose of the Second Continental Congress? What was the outcome?

  7. What effect did the Battle of Bunker Hill have on the revolt? Who won? Who lost? What is a Pyrrhic victory?

  8. How did many enslaved Africans respond the growing revolt against England? How did Lord Dunmore try to capitalize on their feelings?

  9. What was the Olive Branch Petition? How did Congress create two paths forward at the same time during that session?

  10. After the attack on Ticonderoga where and why were the cannons used? How did this relate to Boston? What was the effect on the British forces?

    Handy links to help with this assignment:

The Battle of Lexington and Concord  click here, click here

The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga  click here, click here

The Continental Congress(es)  click here, click here

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