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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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- Fall '07
- Benjamin Franklin, American Revolution, United States Declaration of Independence, Thirteen Colonies, George III of the United Kingdom, William Franklin