2. 1. 3 Journal: The Causes of the French and Indian War
This journal assignment is worth 10 points. To get the best grade possible, review the scoring rubric below and follow the instructions in the assignment closely.
In his article, Fred Anderson states, "The [French and Indian] War was a momentous American turning point." To what extent do you agree or disagree with Anderson's statement? Does your other reading support or oppose Anderson's view?
Write a three- to four-paragraph journal entry discussing the extent to which the French and Indian War was a turning point in American history. Support your position with evidence from Anderson's article, which is available in the AP U. S. History Research Library, and your textbook or online readings. Remember to state a clear thesis.
You may agree or disagree with Anderson, but you must support your point of view with evidence from the texts.
Make sure you use evidence from both Anderson's article and your other readings.
Make sure you write a clear thesis statement. Do not begin by saying, "I agree with Fred Anderson." Instead, begin with something like "The French and Indian War was momentous because" and then lead into the rest of your thesis statement.
Write a minimum of three paragraphs.
The French and Indian War marked a major turning point in American relations with Great Britain, with changes such as increased British control and anti-British sentiment in the colonies, but also continuities such as loyalty to Britain that remained largely untouched by the war. On top of that, the war also created disrespect and anger between the colonists and the British. The anger and disrespect that began with the French and Indian Wars would result in the Ameri...