Revolutionary War
Katie, Steph, and Rachel

Stamp Act
Intolerable Acts
Townshend Act
Boston Tea party
Declaration of Independence
Results of the War

1. Would your group have gone to war to declare independence from Britain?
    Our group would've gone to war because everything that Great Britain tried to do to us was unfair and they tried to keep control of us.  Everything that happened had the colonists down, and we had absolutly no control over what we could do.   We were being unfairly taxed and were forced to do things we didn't want to do.  So all in all, we would've gone to war because Great Britain treated us unfairly and we came to America for  freedom, and we wanted that freedom.

2. What were the major points that made your decision?
    We were being treated unfairly by the British.  They were trying to set unfair taxes on the Americans, by the acts, which was puting large amounts of taxes on simple everyday things, like tea.  This is what caused the Boston Tea Party.  After the Boston Tea Party, the British became even more upset, and put more taxes on the Americans.  We decided to go to war because it was our own new country, and we wanted it our way.  We didn't want anyone else to control us. 

3. Did all group members agree with the decision?
    Yes, our whole group thought that Great Britain was too controlling, and had too much power.  We didn't have any disagreements, and had the same perspectives on the Revolutionary War.

4. What are the alternatives to war? Explain.
    We could've made peace agreements with Great Britain, and tried to regulate the taxing together.  We could've also bargained with them for us to have more freedom, if we paid them.  We may have been able to ask them if we could have our own government under their power.  Our group choose not to use an alternative, because even though war costs a lot of money, it was worth it for us to be able to be free.  our group also thought that Great Britain may not be willing to make peace with us, or allow us to have more freedom.

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