Paper 1

Who's Revolution is It?

What's the Big Idea?

What was REALLY being fought over in the American Revolution? Did colonists really want complete separation from Britain? Were the wealthy elites attempting to control the rest of society? Historian Carl Becker famously wondered if the war was about "home rule" or who would rule at home?



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  • Can I use my own sources? Yes, but they must be academic
  • Is there a certain format to follow? If you are uncertain, try the 5 paragraph paper (1 intro, 3 body, 1 conclusion)

Additional Sources

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