Histoire THE AGE OF REVOLUTIONS 1642-1791• • HISTORY TEST 2 (2D02-2D07)

History test

Stage 1 - Introduction: presenting the documents
Similarities: Both documents deal with rebelling against the monarchy, in the age of rvs 1642-1791, at the time of the American Revolution 1775-1791.
Differences: The 1st document is a satirical epitaph about George III by Francis Bailey & published in 1782. The 2nd document is an engraving showing the British monarchy assassinated by American republican by E. D'Archery & published on 10 May 1782.
Announce structure: In a 1st part I’ll analyse the reasons for & in a 2nd part I’ll study the consequence of rebelling against the monarchy.

Stage 2 - Analysing the documents

DESCRIBING - What you see (docs)
INTERPRETING - What you know (notions)
1. The reasons for the Revolution text §1 & §2

Colonists rebelled against a tyrannical monarch
P1 George III was a tyrant politically and fiscally
P2 But on the 4 July 1776 the Americans declared and became independent: revolution

- Political tensions: arbitrary power (def), tyranny (def) & fiscal tensions: fiscal policy (def), no taxation without represention in Parliament
- Declaration & war of independence (dates), revolution (def), from colonies (def) to states (def)

2. The consequences of the Revolution §text §3 & engraving

=> Americans set up a new political regime
Americans rejected monarchy and became 13 republics illustrated by
statue of British monarchy attacked & beheaded by many angry Americans

- From a monarchy (def) to republics (def) with new institutions at state level (diagram)

Note: I also accepted another structure : Reasons with P1 of the epitaph & Consequences with P2 & P3 of the epitaph & the engraving.

Stage 3 - Concluding
Assess docs (reliable/biased justified): To conclude, these documents are reliable as we have their full references. Both are biased as we can see the author’s opinion (anti-British).
Sum-up ideas These docs show the political and fiscal reasons for the American independence and its consequences : new republics.
+ Open (bonus)
We may wonder what kind of union the 13 new republics are going to set up..