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Please answer the following questions related to the content of Module 10:U.S.A. War for Independence. For full credit, make sure that you post (written or video) your reflection answers AND positively reply to at least one other classmate. Subscribe to this Discussion Board for notifications.
Refection: Write 1 paragraph for each question (4 -6 sentences / 350 + word count X 2, as there are two questions). Use parenthetical citations when referencing the lecture PPT, for example use (Mod 10) for Module 10 lecture and reference the name of the reading articles and the title of the video clips when citing those resources.
Or, Create a Video response using Canvas Studio!!!
What did you find most interesting/thought-provoking/upsetting?
How does the content learned in this module connect to current events/issues?
How does the content learned in this module connect to you? (this is not a literal question. Think of gender roles, job specialization, trade as in shopping and technology, dogs, cats, and brewing beer)
Suggested Reply to your classmates:
What did they make note of?
Was their Reflection similar or different from your observations?
The following sources are from Module 10 and reflect the chaotic period of the US Revolutionary War. Despite the call of Liberty and Freedom from oppression, many groups who participated in the war against the British Crown were denied the benefits of Liberty and Freedom.
PSA #4: The USA Revolutionary War
Instructions: Answer the provided prompt question using all of the required primary sources. This is not a research paper, so there is no need to internet references. Use the skills you developed from the previous primary source analysis to analyze the primary sources for this PSA Primary Source Analysis. The lecture PPT & readings should be used as well to assist with the analysis. If you do need more info, then use World History EncyclopediaLinks to an external site., and use either the MLA or Chicago citationLinks to an external site. for using information from this website. I recommend History majors to use Chicago Style, as this is what you will be using when you transfer to University.
This assignment is to be original work by the scholar. The primary sources & lecture are required to be cited in your paper, so I know where the information that you are discussing came from. Use parenthetical citations for the required primary source documents, ie, (Doc 1) or (Doc 3). There is nothing more beautiful for your instructor than to see citations ☺️
The submitted paper should be 2 pages long or around 500 word count. Please, there is no need for a cover page. All submissions are connected to you and your student ID, so I know it is you. And if you must use my name, at least spell it correctly, lol. And for conformity, use 12 point font, double-spaced, Times New Roman or another decent font.
Will the submission be perfect in analysis? No, and I am not expecting perfection. I am not perfect either. I want you to do your best. If you are having trouble, please ask me via email or check in with your classmates on the DB. This is not a competition with your classmates. But please do not copy and paste their work either, that is plagiarism.
So, deep breath and put on our detective hat and squeeze as much information out of the sources as possible. You got this!
The USA Revolutionary War
Prompt: Were the ideals of the Enlightenment, Liberty and Freedom, kept with the founding of the new nation?
PSA submissions should have the following:
The main argument that answers the prompt question and that which you underline or highlight once in the introduction.
Use all 3 required primary sources.
Lecture PPT, video clips, and readings should be included.
Parenthetical citation for lecture PPT: (Mod. #) and for the required primary sources, use their Doc number in parenthetical citation, for example (Doc 1).
Have an introduction (which includes answer to the prompt), body paragraphs (analysis of the sources with support from the lecture PPT, readings, and videos), and a conclusion (which is just rewording your answer to the prompt and wrapping up the main ideas.
Required Primary Sources:
Doc 1: Letter Correspondence between Abigail Adams and John Adams
The following correspondence is between Abigail Adams and her husband John Adams, future president of the USA.
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, March 31, 1776
I long to hear that you have declared independence. And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could.
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. That your sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute; but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of master for the more tender and endearing one of friend.
Why, then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity? Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex [servants of men]; regard us then as beings placed by Providence under your protection, and in imitation of the Supreme Being [God] make use of that power only for our happiness.
Letter of Response from John Adams to Abigail Adams, April 14, 1776
As to your extraordinary code of laws, I cannot but laugh. We have been told that our struggle has loosened the bonds of government everywhere; that children and apprentices were disobedient; that schools and colleges were grown turbulent; that Indians slighted their guardians, and Negros [slaves] grew insolent to their masters. But your letter was the first intimation that another tribe [women], more numerous and powerful than all the rest, were grown discontented.
Depend upon it, we know better than to repeal our masculine systems. Although they are in full force, you know they are little more than theory. We dare not exert our power in its full latitude. We are obliged to go fair and softly, and, in practice, you know we are the subjects. We have only the name of masters, and rather than give up this, which would completely subject us to the despotism of the petticoat [women]…
Doc 2: Slave Petition for Freedom to the Massachusetts Legislature, 1777
The following petition is from a group of Black slaves who under the advisement of an abolitionist lawyer sought to use the rhetoric of liberty to request their freedom.
To The Honorable Council & House of Representatives for the State of Massachusetts Bay in General Court assembled, Jan. 13, 1777.
The petition of a great number of blacks detained in a state of slavery in the bowels of a free and Christian country, humbly show that your petitioners understand that they have in common with all other men a natural and unalienable right to that freedom which the Great Parent of the Universe [God] has bestowed equally on all mankind and which they have never forfeited by any compact or agreement whatever be sold like a beast of burden [draft animal] and like them, condemned to slavery for life among a people professing the mild religion of Jesus [Christians], a people not insensible of the secrets of rational being, nor without spirit to resent the unjust endeavors of others [England] to reduce them to a state of bondage and subjection. Your honor [does not] need to be informed that a life of slavery, like that of your petitioners, deprived of every social privilege, of everything requisite to render life tolerable, is far worse than nonexistence [death].
Doc 3: The Right of Free Suffrage, 1776, From the Maryland Gazette by The Watchman
The mysterious “Watchman” wrote this article in the Maryland Gazette when news spread that only white male property owners would be allowed to vote and poor white farmers and merchants who did not own land/property would not be allowed to vote.
The last [Congressional] convention resolved, that a convention be elected for the express purpose of forming a new government, by the authority of the people only, and enacting and ordering all things for the preservation, safety, and general weal of this colony. Unfortunately in the same sitting, they passed a resolve restricting the right of voting, thereby excluding nearly half of the members of this state [from] enjoyment of their inherent right of free suffrage
Is it not an insult to common sense to say that a government can be formed by the authority of the people only, when near half of them are excluded from any share in the election of the convention which is to form the government? This inequality of representation, contained in the resolve, cannot be justified on any principle. Every freeman must stand amazed at it. It struck at the grandest right of a freeman…The ultimate end of all freedom is the enjoyment of a free suffrage. A constitution formed without this important right of free voting being preserved to the people, would be despotic…
For a people governed contrary to their inclination, or by persons to whom they have given no commission for that purpose, are, in the properest sense of the phrase, an enslaved people, if ever there was an enslaved people. That a part of the people should engross the power of electing legislators for the whole community is the grossest injustice that can be imagined… Let, therefore, all hateful distinctions cease, and elections [be] made open and by the free suffrage of the people stand good and valid…And let a government be established, where equal liberty can be enjoyed, the interest of the people promoted, and the cause of America maintained.