History 111, Essay One

    Response # 1 (Due FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, BY 11:59 PM)

    Choose one of the following prompts to respond to in an essay that is 3-4 pages in length (750-1000 words).  Your response must include direct reference to at least FOUR primary sources (the links to these sources are provided below each prompt.  You can use these sources by quoting from them, or better yet, summarizing and analyzing them.  You will also want to find your own sources through the library, databases, or online research. If you have questions about how to do this, please let me know.  You can also get some very useful suggestions and tips for this by accessing this website, Reading and Writing about Primary Sources (Links to an external site.).

    Essay Question: What caused the American Revolution? Describe the causeseconomic, religious, social and intellectualthat drove the Revolution.  What were the key events from 1763 on that played a major role? Was the Revolution inevitable or could it have been avoided? Explain the competing ideas and ideologies that led to Revolution.

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