US HISTORY

The American Revolution

ESSAY Portion

DUE, MONDAY, November 4th Name:

Choose one of the following; answer completely with examples and support to strengthen your essay. These examples/supports should come from the notes, texts, or outside sources.

  1. Explain the causes behind the American Revolution. Beginning with the French & Indian War, define the perspectives of the British and the Colonists, what did each of these "sides" believe provoked them?
  2. Explain what Howard Zinn might mean be titling chapters "Tyranny is Tyranny" and "A kind of Revolution" elaborate and offer insights as to his meanings.
  3. Explain what Zinn means by using the word "myth" when referencing the American Revolution. Clarify and define the myth and how Zinn realigns this myth.