Essay about Chapter 7 & 8 Notes

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Chapter 7 & 8 questions.

1. The Navigation laws were placed so that The 13 colonies could trade only with Britain. Britain didn't want them trading with foreign countries so that they could 'Merchant' the merchandise.

2. The Quebec Act created a stir of protest among the thirteen colonies because it set a precedent against jury trials and popular assemblies in America and took away the trans-Allegheny region. The Quebec Act permitted the French to retain many of their old customs, which did not include popular assemblies or trial by jury in civil cases. This set a potentially precarious precedent in America, where this idea could possibly creep into the legal system of the 13 colonies. The Quebec Act also extended the boundaries of Quebec down to the Ohio River. This outraged land speculators in the colonies, as a valuable river valley had just been seized from their grasp.

3.
British advantages:
- large army
- well trained
Disadvantages:
- didn't know the territory.
- weapons the people bring with them.
- some of heir soldiers had nothing at stake for them so they has very little interest in the war. (such as the hired German mercenaries.)

American advantages:
- they knew the territory.
- the will power they had.
- the French were on their side from the very beginning. (sending weapons, ships, money and people to fight.)
- they were aware the British were weak and could be defeated.
Disadvantages:
- no navy
- no money
- no uniforms
- not all have weapons

In order to win the British would've had to Break ranks and use the land for cover and engagement areas. Up until then, the biggest problem in war was having enough bodies to outlast the barrage of fighters. So armies went face to face against each other. In…