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Loyalist

A British official who is a representative of the crown, you are a “loyalist.” It is early spring in 1776. Thomas Paine has recently published his pamphlet, Common Sense, and the debate rages over what the American colonists should do. What do you think should happen next? In making your argument, consider all that has happened in the last 10 years. Make your case to your peers.

Readings

The American Yawp, Chapter 5, “Revolution” and Chapter 6, “A New Nation”

https://www.ushistory.org/documents/declaration.htm

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript