Select one debated topic from the three below, and construct a 500-word (minimum) academic essay that provides an overview of the debate—making certain to include key individuals, events, acts, the time period, the location, and why the debate was initiated. Identify the victor and why you feel they “won” the debate. Considering current events, what events experienced today are similar to your selected debated topic? Explain whether political, religious, or economic concerns were the most dominant motivation. Click here for a PDF of additional requirements for Unit III essay sources.
Debated Topics (choose one)
1. The appropriate action of the colonists in response to taxation imposed by the British crown
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2. The proper response by American colonists concerning the standing presence of British officials and soldiers
3. The ability of the colonists to rule themselves while still respecting the king’s authority