SCOPE:  Choose ONE of the following questions and write a coherent, well-argued essay.  Answers must be typed, free of grammatical infelicities, and no more than 4 pages, double-spaced


A)    Why did the British lose the American Revolution?   Discuss the advantages/disadvantages each side held, their preconceptions going in, and the decisions made on the field, 1775-1781.


B)    Contrast the Federalist and Republican attitudes toward the national government, American society in general, and the Constitution. Include information on differences between the leaders and the supporters of the two parties.



C)    Compare the lives, attitudes, and presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.  In what ways were these two men similar?  Different?  Who was the more effective leader (be sure to define “effective”)?  Defend your choice!