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HIST 105Discussion week 7

HIST 105Discussion week 7 - 1 Why were colonial boycotts so...

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HIST105 Discussion objectives for Week #8 (Oct. 15-22 nd ). Reading assignment: Road to Revolution Be prepared to discuss the following readings from this week, noted on the syllabus; T.H. Breen, “Boycotts Made the Revolution Radical” (on e-reserve) Skemp, Benjamin and William Franklin , pp. 1-69 and documents 1-5. Instructions: As you read the assignment, answer each of these questions in your own words. This will aid your participation in the class discussion. Your answers are due at the time of class discussion, and you will receive ten points for completing them. They will not be closely graded; it is more of an issue of completing the assignment. However, do not submit others’ answers as your own work, as that is considered cheating. You may either handwrite or type your answers; include the questions above each of your answers. Be sure to keep a separate copy for your notes, as it will be helpful as you prepare for the exam, and the assignments you hand in will not be returned.
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Why were colonial boycotts so much more effective in the 1760s than in the 1660s? 2. How did boycotts force colonists to be politically active on a socially broad scale? How were women included? 3. How effective were boycotts in the end? What were their limitations, and why do you suppose they did not avert the American Revolution? 4. What steps did the British government take in the 1760s and early 1770s to assert its authority in the American colonies, and why did Americans oppose them— draw specific examples from the documents in the Skemp book? 5. Describe the personal relationship between Benjamin and William Franklin. 6. Was William Franklin a die-hard loyalist to King George III in the 1760s? 7. Based on your overall impression of what you have read, were the white American colonists being oppressed by the British to the extent that armed responses were justified? At what point is/was an armed response justified?...
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