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1. Discuss the impact of the Seven Years War on Britain's North American colonies. Give consideration to events of the war itself and to developments after the signing of the Peace of Paris in 1763.

2. How did British colonists in North America define their consitution? How did they employ constitutional arguments in their opposition to Parliamentary taxation and other acts regarded as oppressive?

3. You are a member of the House of Commons in 1765. Having heard of the hostile response to the Stamp Act, argue for or against its repeal.

4. You are John Dickinson. A legislator from another colony has asked you to summarize your arguments in Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer. Do so.

5. How did colonists respond to the Townshend duties and the Suspending Act of 1767?

6. Some historians have referred to the years between repeal of most of the Townshend duties in 1770 and enactment of the Tea Act in 1773 as the "Quiet Years." Were they really that quiet? Why, or why not?

7. Discuss the key provisions of the Coercive Acts and the Quebec Act. Why were the provisions of these acts so feared and hated by most of the colonists?

8. You are a member of the First Continental Congress. How do you plan to respond to the enactments of Parliament earlier in 1774?

9. Summarize the key developments in the Anglo-American sonstitutional conflict during 1775. How did events during this year make reconciliation unlikely?

10. You are a member of the Second Continental Congress in June 1775. Do you believe the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking up Arms in justified? Explain why.

Short answer questions:
Please answer each question sepecifically for What happened in a history document, who invloved, and why it is important.

1. Peace of Paris
2. Proclamation of 1763
3. Sugar Act
4. James Otis
5. Stamp Act Congress
6. William Pitt
7. Daniel Dulaney
8. Declaratory Act
9. Suspending Act
10. Charles Townshend
11. Internal vs. external taxation
12. Committees of Inspection
13. Committees of Correspondence
14. John Wilkes
15. Virtual representation
16. Earl of Hillsborough
17. Non-importation agreements
18. Regulators
19. Gaspee incident
20. Tea Act of 1773
21. Ebenezer Baldwin
22. Chatham Compromise
23. Joseph Galloway

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1. The British colonists played a key role in supplying manpower to defeat the French in North America. Many of the victories Britain achieved in the Appalachians and on the frontier were due to American colonists knowing the terrain better than their Redcoat counterparts (an example would be a British junior officer from Virginia by the name of George Washington). As a result, their expectations of Britain increased. The colonists expected that they would receive seats in the House of Commons for their effort. However, Great Britain did not consider it feasible to give the colonies any seats in Parliament. Instead, the British levied a series of taxes on imported and exported goods (such as stamps, tea and sugar). The British treasury was almost bankrupt after the conflict with France and Spain. After the Treaty of Paris, France surrendered almost all of its North American possessions to Britain, and the British needed money to finance the extra territory. Therefore, the American colonists began agitating for rebellion....

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