Zinn, Chapter 4 - "Tyranny is Tyranny"

Reading Guide

Why is the rebellion (American Revolution) a work of genius?

What is happening in Boston, with the addition of the lower classes to the rebellious voices?

What is the "forecast" in American politics? (Using the preliminaries occurring in the American Revolution)

The fury against the rich is getting out of hand (according to the leaders of the American Revolution) - why?

Which side did the poor tenant farmers take (Green Mountain rebels)?

Who are the Regulators? Where were they located? How many supported the Regulators?

In discussing the rich/poor gap, how much of the taxable wealth did the top 10 percent in Boston own?

John Adams, our 2nd President, was attorney for ___________________________________________ in the Boston Massacre.

Patrick Henry was useful to the revolution because he could.... Tom Paine wrote Common Sense in 1776, it promoted.... (What sorts of ideas were in his pamphlet?)

Why does Zinn refer to a myth on page 70? What myth is he speaking of?

What did the phrase "all men are created equal" actually mean, in the time it was written?

When political philosopher John Locke referred to the "people" - what did he mean?


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