Sunday, February 22, 2015

American Revolution

Historians frequently debate the periodization, or beginning and ending, of events. Considering the primary sources we'll discuss this week as well as your textbook readings (and feel free to read additional sources/images from Studyspace), how would you periodize the American Revolution? When did it begin and end? You are welcome to be creative, but be prepared to support your choice with specific examples. The more specific you can be, the better!

UPDATED 2/24/15: Consider both the Letter from the Virgina House of Burgesses and the Olive Branch Petition that we discussed in class today. Note the similarities and differences between the two documents as you contemplate the "start" of the American Revolution.

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