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Advanced Placement American History

 

Weekend Questions

 

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Due Tuesday, September 12  - Turn in on September 11 for +5   Text 2

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Weekend Questions

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1. Explain how specific British economic policies ignited American Colonial sentiments against the British.

 

  • Students must point out SPECIFIC acts

  • Townshend—paper, paint, glass, tea

  • Quebec—limits colonial settlement in Quebec

  • Stamp—direct tax, requires stamps to be placed on a number of goods and legal documents

  • Declaratory—asserts the power of Britain to tax colonists at will

  • Mercantilism benefited the mother country at the expense of the colony

 

 

 

 

 

2. What challenges did Americans face in fighting against the British?

  • They’re not a politically united power

  • Limited resources

  • Poorly trained army, largely an amateur militia with limited skills

  • Small forces compared to Britain

  • Weaponry usually not as modern as Britain—supplied by themselves or perhaps their French counterparts

  • Financially the colonies are weak compared to a superpower like Britain

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