The War for American Independence
Most Americans are taught the history of our founding as a nation—The American Revolution—beginning in elementary school. Unfortunately all too often we are taught only one side of the story. We will attempt to rectify that situation, beginning with the course title. As usual, there is another side to the story. We will examine the causes and consequences of this struggle not only from the colonists’ perspective but also from the Mother Country. Was George III really the tyrant described in the Declaration of Independence? Was “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” the main motivation of the colonists? Or did “no taxation without representation” play a larger role? Why did so many Britons support the colonists in these disputes? We will address these and other questions about this struggle.
|Dates:||February 25 - March 25, 2019|
|Meets:||3:30 PM to 4:30 PM|
|Location:||Creutzburg Center 101|
|Instructor:||R Barry Levis|
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