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Ellis, Joseph J.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
.New York: Vintage Books,
Write the book review based on the following questions only:
Essay questions for
-Using examples from the book, list four reasons why the American Revolution was successful in
the late 1700s.
-Chapter one deals with the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Describe the
events that led to the duel; the public’s reaction to
the duel; and the consequences of the duel for
-Chapter three discusses the issue of slavery during the founding of our country. What were the
arguments for and against slavery and who were the leaders of both sides?
-President George Washington
remains one of our most famous and popular presidents.
However, during his time, he did have critics. Using the book (Ch. 4), list the main criticisms
against Washington and identify his most famous critics.
-What caused the rift between John Adams and
? How long did it last? Did
they ever make up? Explain.