250-300 words per questions.
- Trace and discuss the ways in which the British lost their American colonies. Why were the British unable to retain the colonists’ loyalty in the period leading up to the Revolutionary War? What changed after the French and Indian War that caused the colonists to question their loyalty to the British Empire?
- Explain and discuss what you might describe as radical elements in the Declaration of Independence. Do you believe the Revolution was radical or conservative, and why?
- What issues led to the war between Britain and the United States in 1812? How did each issue contribute to the outbreak of war? Finally, why do some historians refer to the War of 1812 as the “second war for American Independence?” What events after the war give proof that this war for independence was successful?
- Trace the development of political parties in the U.S. from Washington’s to Jefferson’s election.