Hundred-Year-Old History Review Questions on the American Revolution

17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Tuesday, February 25, 1913:  I’ve forgotten. Finished essay.

Battle.CharlestonPicture caption: The Siege of Charleston, After the picture by Chappel (Source: American History for Schools, 1913)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Yeah, Grandma! I bet it feels good to have finished the essay on the American Revolution that you’ve been working on for almost two weeks. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you win the two and a half dollar gold piece that your teacher is going to give to the student who wrote the best essay.

I’m still having fun reading the chapter on the American Revolution in the 1913 American History textbook that I quoted in several previous posts.

Here are a few of the review questions at the end of the chapter:

1. If modern battleships had been in use during the Revolution, would the outcome of the war been different?

2. Did the British government have any sound basis, moral or legal, for its policy of coercion?

3. In your opinion, what was the most important battle of the war?

4. How was the Revolution an aid to the cause of liberty everywhere?

5. Name some of the serious problems that confronted the Americans when the war was over?

6. How do you account for the success of the American navy?

American History for Schools (1913) by R.B. Cousins and J.A. Hill

For previous posts on the American Revolution from the same 1913 textbook see:

American Revolution as Described in 1913 Textbook

1913 Perspectives on the Importance of the American Revolution

5 Responses

  1. 2013 version:

    1. If drones had been in use during the Revolution, would the outcome of the war been different?
    :-).

  2. Can’t wait to hear how Grandma did on her essay. (Re: your reply to comment from yesterday: writing blogs is MUCH more enjoyable than writing essays….!)

  3. Excited to hear how she did on her essay!

  4. there is some very thought provoking questions. Like everyone else I can’t wait to hear how she did on her essay. 2weeks to write it, it should be good.

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