How did the financial burden of the war impact the relationship between Britain and the American Colonists? What were they fighting over? Why?
Did the terms of the treaty unfairly burden the American Colonists, or were the terms reasonable considering the circumstances of expanding control of the mother country, giving more land for the colonists?
What were the restrictions imposed on the American Colonists by this proclamation and how did it contribute to their grievances?
Did the American Colonists have a legitimate reason to oppose British policies regarding the war?
Did the restrictions imposed by the proclamation serve a legitimate purpose in maintaining peace and stability in the region because of the Native Americans?
What were the terms of the treaty and how did it affect the American Colonists?
Why did the American Colonists oppose this tax and how did they respond to it? How were their lives being affected?
Did the tax imposed by the Stamp Act have reasonable justifications, and were there alternatives the American Colonists could have pursued to voice their concerns?
What were the specific acts included in this series of punitive measures and how did they infringe upon the rights of the American Colonists?
Were the acts justified responses to American Colonists’ resistance efforts, or were they unnecessarily harsh?
Sons and Daughters of Liberty
How did these organizations play a role in the opposition to British policies? What were their methods of protest?
Did the actions of these organizations go beyond peaceful protest and cross into unlawful activities?
What were the main arguments made by Thomas Paine in the pamphlet and how did it contribute to the American Colonists’ Justification for seeking independence? Why would he write it in common language?
Were the arguments presented in Common Sense based on valid reasoning, or were they misleading?
Declaration of Independence
How did the grievances outlined in the Declaration of Independence reflect the American Colonists’ justification for seeking independence?
Were the grievances outlined in the Declaration of Independence accurate reflections of the American Colonists’ situation, or were they exaggerated for propaganda purposes?