AP US History
Ratification: The Constitution Debated
1. Without the French, the American Revolution would probably not have favored the
colonies. As Britain had the most powerful navy, a large army of trained troops, more
money and resources, and an established government, they most certainly would have
1. Imagine yourself sitting down to read Common Sense in January 1776. How does
Paine introduce his reasoning
Thomas Paine introduces his essay as one that is not unreasonable. He appeals to his
audience by addressing them as sane and rational p
Since its founding, The United States of America had been a nation built on compromise,
after all, democracy often results in this constant struggle to appease everyone involved. An early
example of compromise includes the amending of the Constitution dur
1. How does he refute Paine's specific arguments?
Reverend Charles Inglis attacks Paines character by calling him an angry man full of
rage. He says that Paine is actually not patriotic, despite what he claims. In his response, Inglis
provides a list of h
On the Merits of World War
1 a war involving many large nations in all different parts of the world.
2 a war that involves most of the principal nations of the world.
3 a war involving the world'
The Tea Act (1773):
The Restraining Relieved the British East
India Company of tea duties
Act of 1767:
and offended many
The Great War: Colonists
Americans who didnt want
forced to fight in war.
to buy East India tea and