Patrick Henry: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death. Yale University. Avalon Project.http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/patrick.asp
Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists. http://history.hanover.edu/texts/adamss.html
Great Britain, Parliament: The Declaratory Act, March 18, 1766. Yale University. Avalon Project.http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/declaratory_act_1766.asp
Great Britain : Parliament: The Quartering Act, June 2, 1774 Yale University. Avalon Project. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/quartering_act_1774.asp
Soam Jenyns, The Objections to the taxation Consider’d, 1765:http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1751-1775/soame-jenyns-the-objections-to-the-taxation-considerd-1765.php
Discuss the following questions in your essay:
1. British perspective: According to the documents that support the Parliamentary position (those from the Parliamentary Acts and Jenyns), what rights did the mother country have over the colonies? If these documents mention the right to tax, what specifically do they say about this right?
2. American perspective: According to Henry and Adams, what rights belonged to the colonists? Do Americans have the right to protest?
Your essay should be a minimum of 3 pages, and you should spend AT LEAST one page discussing each position (one page discussing the British perspective and one page discussing the American perspective. Your answer should reflect the main points from each reading, and ALL readings should be addressed in your essay. The above questions should be addressed in your essay. Use examples from the readings to illustrate your main points. Do not use large block quotes in this paper. Your paper should include a works cited page in the required format. If you are unsure of the format check your syllabus.
Be sure to proof your essay before submitting it as errors in grammar and spelling will lead to a deduction in points. Use quotations when using the exact wording from the reading. As per the instructions in the syllabus, most of the essay should be in your own words and your own analysis of the readings. Use only the above sources for this assignment: DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.
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