c) Self-sustaining agricultural base
d) Colonists were better marksmen (Americans accurate at 200 yds.)
e) Moral advantage. Americans were supporting a just cause with a positive goal.
b) Continental Congress debated, but took little action and exercised less leadership
c) No written constitution (Articles of Confederation) not adopted until 1781.
d) Colonies were jealous of Congress, each other's region
e) Economic difficulties
h) Profiteers used greed and speculation to weaken morale and aid the British
2) He refused to be paid, though his records indicate expenses of over $100,000
3) Shrewd political choice by Congress: Virginian, wealthy, aristocratic, above reproach.
C. Thomas Paine published Common Sense, a pamphlet selling 120,000 copies.
2) King George was brutish and undeserving of colonials' respect
3) America had a moral obligation to the world to be independent and democratic.
b) When a government abuses rights, the people have a right to "alter or abolish" it
c) King George has acted tyrannically. Long list of wrongs done by King to colonists.
d) The colonies are independent.