Chapter 7: The War for America Read Chapter 7 and write your responses to the questions below in outline format. I. Did it make sense for Americans to revolt against England? A. The NEED to revolt. a.Rights were denied. b. Americans began to feel a sense of “separateness” from Britain. c.Taxations were put in place for the purpose of regulation, not necessarily for revenue. d. The desire to become an independent nation. II. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both Britain and the Thirteen Colonies at the beginning of the American Revolution. A. Advantages Britain a.Britain’s military was the best in the world. i. Were triumphant many times before against powerful countries such as France and Spain. b. Military was well trained, well disciplined, well paid, well fed, and fully equipped. c.Financing the war was easier for the British then the colonists. d. Outnumbered the colonists. e.Indian tribes sided with Britain with the promise to protect their tribal lands.
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