2. What was it about post-1763 British policy that would cause colonists in every section to see the disadvantages rather than the advantages of being part of the British Empire?
3. Why did the Stamp Act so antagonize the American colonists?
4. Who sounded the “trumpet of sedition” in Virginia over the Stamp Act? What reasons, other than those stated in the resolutions proposed, contributed to this action? What was the effect of this, and what were the results?
5. What was England’s response to the American protest over the Stamp Act? How did the action by Townshend attempt to anticipate American attacks on future acts?
6. How did the policies of Lord North differ from those of his predecessors? In what ways were they alike?
7. What role did Samuel Adams play in the American protests? How did his view of the need for American independence differ from those of most other colonial leaders at the time?
8. How did the colonial view of the nature of the British Empire differ from the view by George III and his supporters?
9. What were the theories of government advanced by John Locke, and how did the American colonists apply them to their struggle with England?
10. Why was the Tea Act seen by many Americans as a threat to themselves and their institutions?
11. What were the Coercive Acts? How did the Quebec Act help to unite the colonies with Boston in opposition to these acts?
12. What role was played by committees of correspondence in the American protests?
13. What were the five major decisions made at the First Continental Congress, and what was their significance?
14. What British leaders spoke out in support of the American cause, and what were their reasons for doing so?
15. What were the circumstances that led to the fighting at Lexington