American Revolution Questions and Answers

American Revolution

People’s decisions to join the patriots were diverse in nature. Some people believed in the idea of liberation from the king’s rule. Under his kingship, Americans were denied their rights and...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2015, 7:33 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The goals and ideals of the American Revolution are clearly expressed in the Declaration of Independence. For many years, we were satisfied with our relationship with Great Britain. However, that...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2015, 1:57 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

The main source of conflict was Parliament's insistence on closely regulating American commerce after the French and Indian War in 1763. While Parliament had always passed laws concerning the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019, 8:07 pm (UTC)

4 educator answers

American Revolution

Virtual representation is a concept that led to conflict between the colonists and the British government. The concept of virtual representation means that every lawmaker represents not only the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016, 1:24 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The immediate effect of the American Revolution was that the American colonies became a free and independent country. This revolution did not bring about any other huge and immediate changes....

Latest answer posted March 13, 2013, 12:14 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

These famous words were spoken by Colonel William Prescott, the military commander in charge of patriot forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill. His order passed into legend almost as soon as it was...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2020, 11:42 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

During the lead up to the American Revolution, and even during its first year or so, most colonists had no intention of declaring independence from Great Britain. As far as they were concerned,...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020, 3:33 pm (UTC)

4 educator answers

American Revolution

The American Revolution was undoubtedly a success in its immediate aims of ending British rule and establishing a system of republican self-government. It was less successful, however, in putting...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2019, 10:16 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

The Enlightenment, a cultural and scientific movement that started in Europe, stressed the idea of reason and rationality over superstition and religion. Enlightenment thinkers dedicated themselves...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019, 1:36 pm (UTC)

4 educator answers

American Revolution

One of the factors that increased nationalism in the 1760s was the French and Indian War, or Seven Years' War (1756-1763). During the war, colonists were connected through fighting for the British,...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2017, 1:21 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

Many colonists were quite upset with the King and Parliament for the perceived erosion of civil liberties that began in the latter part of the eighteenth-century. This began with the implementation...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2018, 5:31 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The American Revolutionary War impacted African Americans and Native Americans in a negative manner. Despite the ideals of the American Revolutionary War regarding equality and freedom, slavery...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2017, 1:42 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

Getting support from any foreign country was very important for the colonists during the Revolutionary War. We wanted to get support from both France and Spain. The colonists had many disadvantages...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2016, 4:51 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The answer to this question will vary somewhat depending on the geographic region of the colonies we are looking at, the class and political orientation of the British people in question, and many...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2019, 4:31 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

Women experienced the Revolution and the war in a number of different ways. Many, of course, experienced bereavement as they lost husbands, sons, brothers, and other loved ones in the conflict....

Latest answer posted May 13, 2013, 4:54 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

The British and American leaders during the Revolutionary War faced different sets of challenges that made for a difficult war to fight. British challenges often centered around the fact that they...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2018, 4:23 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The colonies were able to achieve their independence through the Revolutionary War. The Continental Army was not successful during the early years of the war; however, Washington made sure that his...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019, 11:58 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

There were several causes of the American Revolutionary War, and some of them were ideological. The colonists were upset that the British Parliament was violating their rights by passing tax laws...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017, 3:05 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

One major difference was the social composition of the respective revolutionaries. In America, the leaders of the revolution tended to be men of property, men who had a stake in the stability of...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2018, 8:29 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

Despite disparate backgrounds and socioeconomic levels, the colonists had developed a sense of unity by the time of the American Revolution. They overcame their differences to unite in the fight...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020, 2:32 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

The "Southern Strategy" was aimed at severing the Southern states (or colonies, as the British still imagined them) from the North. In this way, they would break the essential stalemate that had...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2018, 2:38 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

Even before February of 1778, when an alliance was established between US Congress and the French, France had provided unofficial support to the colonies with shipments of weapons. When the treaty...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018, 3:11 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The problem was that the British made no serious attempts to win over the hearts and minds of the American colonists. They continued to treat them with utter contempt even after the initial...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019, 7:42 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The colonists pinned the legitimacy of their rebellion on the concept of "natural law." This conflicted with British monarchial thinking, which said the colonists needed to obey their king because...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2017, 12:59 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

In my view there's little doubt that the Civil Rights movement and changing attitudes about race have affected the way the American Revolution has been perceived, by historians and to some extent...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020, 5:31 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

There were many reasons why the colonial soldiers, though outnumbered, defeated the British in the Revolutionary War, among them the following: The colonists were more motivated than the British....

Latest answer posted October 7, 2017, 8:34 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

The greatest political change from the American Revolution was the formation of a new government. The Revolution proved that the colonies could work together toward a common goal—independence from...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019, 3:51 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

Ideas from the Enlightenment contributed to the American Revolution in at least two ways. First, ideas from the Enlightenment helped to convince the American colonists that they ought to break...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2013, 9:06 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

In some ways, the American Revolution was revolutionary. In other ways, it wasn’t so revolutionary. The concept of a revolution as it relates to government is for a group of people to replace their...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2016, 5:21 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

American Revolution

Political compromise ultimately proved impossible because both sides had radically different understandings of what the American colonies were for. The British tended to regard the colonies as...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018, 6:24 am (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

While there is much to be said for the previous answer, there are also places where I would take issue with it. Mainly, it is very hard to agree with the idea that those who won the war were “not...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2013, 8:09 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

This statement is false. The Continental Army could not have spent the winter of 1777-1778 in Philadelphia in any conditions. Philadelphia was, at that time, in the hands of the British. The...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2012, 1:01 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

This statement is true. The French did not send their entire military to join in the fight, but they did formally take the side of the colonists after this battle. Before the British surrendered...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2012, 12:49 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

Leaders of the the American Revolutionary War used the rhetoric of republican ideologies of liberty for all, freedom from oppression, individual liberty, and so on to encourage masses of people to...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2019, 5:22 pm (UTC)

4 educator answers

American Revolution

After the French and Indian War ended in 1763, the British Parliament needed to raise a significant amount of money to pay off the debts it had accrued during the long conflict. The lawmakers in...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2018, 6:47 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The answer to this question is subjective. Either answer can be adequately defended, and neither answer is more correct than the other. Additionally, "radical" and "conservative" are subjective,...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019, 2:35 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The Siege of Boston was important both politically/in terms of morale and in strategic terms. Politically, the siege (and the fact that the colonists won the siege) was important because it showed...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2012, 2:14 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

I assume that this question refers to the American victory in the Revolutionary War. This is the most prominent war in which exactly two countries helped America to win. I have changed the question...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013, 11:49 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

It is overly simplistic to place the blame for this series of events on either side; in fact blame is hardly an issue. It is more nearly correct to say that America and Great Britain had over time...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012, 11:32 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

The California Gold Rush was one of the greatest catalysts of westward expansion in the United States. Before it began in 1849, California was a sparsely settled region at the far end of the...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2020, 2:54 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

First, we should acknowledge that neither Britons nor Americans agreed amongst themselves about politics, including the nature of the proper relationship between the colonists and Great Britain....

Latest answer posted October 30, 2018, 4:53 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

There are at least two reasons for this. First, General Henry Clinton handled the Southern strategy badly. He antagonized many in the South who might have been loyal to the Crown. He did this,...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012, 2:03 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

One can argue that the American Revolution was not a revolution because it did not fundamentally change the social or even the political system of the American colonies. Before the Revolution, the...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2012, 11:27 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

Manifest destiny had very little to do with the American Revolution. The term “manifest destiny” was not used until the 1840s. It referred to the idea that the American people were superior to...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2012, 2:31 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

When thinking about this kind of question you should stop to think about what the Tea Act was actually trying to accomplish. When the Tea Act was passed, the British East India Company was...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2019, 6:43 pm (UTC)

2 educator answers

American Revolution

A true revolution can be defined as an event that causes a fundamental change in society. It brings about a true change in the organization of the society or in its power structure. Given this...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2012, 7:01 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

In order to create such an argument, you should look at who held power before and after the new country became independent. You can argue that the same class of people held power both before and...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2012, 6:13 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

Much of the history of the War of Independence is explainable in terms of the British inability to grasp the seriousness and the sheer extent of the resistance they were to encounter from the...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2020, 1:42 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

There is no objectively correct answer to this question. People could argue for the importance of more than one battle in this war. I would argue, however, that the Battle of Saratoga was the...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013, 4:18 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

American Revolution

One of the central ironies of the American revolutionary spirit was how laden it was with internal contradictions. The Constitution of the United States commenced with the timeless words, "We the...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020, 5:08 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Showing 1-50 of 95