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DBQ: Clashing Views During the Colonial Period

Directions

The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of the documents and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. High scores will be given to essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the document and draw on outside knowledge of the period.

Question

The radical views of the colonial revolutionaries clashed with the conservative philosophy of the loyalist colonists.

Evaluate this statement using the documents and your knowledge of colonial history from 1764 to 1776. Consider the political, religious, economic, and social reasons for the American Revolution.

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