Describe the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, commenting on the causes and consequences of each war. How did the cost of defeating the French lead to changes in England’s revenue policies, setting the stage for the Revolution? Also consider how that economic and ideological factors together explain why the Revolution was fought. Consider both the limits and accomplishments of the Revolution. What did it change, and in what ways did it leave some things undone? As one famous historian has put it, it took a “contagion of liberty” to eventually extend its revolutionary impact to certain groups.

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