HISTORY 1301Chapter 7 Study QuestionsBASIC ASSIGNMENT: Read through Chapter 7: The American People and the American Revolution (1775-1783). (pp. 121-136)1.
The Decision for IndependenceWhat was the main point of the story of the Battle of Bunker Hill as related in the chapter introduction?What factors influenced the shift in public opinion from a desire for redress of grievances to a demand for complete independence?What actions of the Second Continental Congress, taken prior to the Declaration of Inde-pendence, that seemed to be those of an independent government?On what did the Declaration base its main case for independence?How does the textbook characterize American loyalists? What was their greatest fear? What groups tended to be loyalists?2.The Fighting in the NorthWhy did Congress resist General Washington’s desire to create a professional army?From what social class did most Continental Army soldiers come?What did the British army do after evacuating Boston in 1776?Where was the war fought in the two years following independence?