Today we are reviewing for our test. Make sure you study your class packets and homework in preparation for tomorrow's test.
You will log in to this website using you FUSD email and password: teams.microsoft.com.
You need to post 2 separate responses for at least 2 of the questions with your opinion (4-6 sentences). Give the question # and your response. Example below.
Then you need to reply to at least 2 other people's posts (1-3 sentences). Example below.
Example Question: #1 Was the American War for Independence inevitable?
#1 Americans went through a long period of salutary neglect and any amount of restrictions or form of control exercised by the British would have led to a fight for Independence. Even though the taxes imposed by Parliament such as the Stamp Act and Tea Act were relatively small in comparison to taxes in Great Britain, the simple act of trying to tax the colonists enraged them. This is especially true when they had no say in Parliament as the popular slogan "no taxation without representation" gained popularity throughout the colonies. While events like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party may have sped up the process, tensions between the two groups were too high and any smaller event would have eventually led to war between Great Britain and its colonists.
Reply: I disagree, I don't think the War for Independence was inevitable. Like you mentioned, the taxes were relatively small and if patriots such as Samuel Adams and Paul Revere didn't intentionally spread propaganda relating to the Boston Massacre, others wouldn't have been so quick to join in on the hatred of the British Monarchy. In fact, most members of the First Continental Congress didn't want independence and were willing to find any means of creating peace between Great Britain and the colonists.
Your Questions: (Only answer 2)
1. Of all the causes to the American Revolution, which do think was the main reason the colonists decided to fight for Independence?
2. Was the American Revolution a "radical" revolution? Explain.
3. In his farewell address, Washington warned against the “baneful effects of the spirit of party” saying “it agitated the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another; foments occasionally riot and insurrection,” and “opens the door to foreign influence and corruption.” Do you agree? Give evidence from the Early Republic to support your response.
4. Of the first five presidents (George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe), whose presidency was the most successful? Give evidence to support your response.