Answer each question in separate paragraph.(For example for question no 1: Answer of Why did the British tax the colonists after the French and Indian War? should be one paragraph and Why did the colonists reject the new tax
policies? should be another paragraph and so on)
1. Why did the British tax the colonists after the French and Indian War? Why did the colonists reject the new tax
policies? How did Massachusetts become a “rebel” colony, and what was the British response? Why did the colonists
declare independence from British rule? What were some of the challenges for the Continental Army? What was the
turning point of the war and why? How did the Americans manage to defeat the British? What were the consequences of
2. Discuss the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. Why did our “founding fathers” replace the Articles? What
agreements were made at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? What were some of the challenges toward ratifying the
Constitution? Explain James Madison’s role. Finally, analyze the historical implications of the Constitutional
Convention and determine how the Constitution advances the emergence of a more sustainable society.
3. Analyze the philosophical differences between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. What were some of
Hamilton’s policies? How would Hamilton attempt to maintain power for his political party? How would Jefferson
defend his political party? Discuss the results and consequences from the Election of 1800. What happened to Hamilton?
Finally, what political party would eventually emerge as the dominant party? Explain why.