Who controlled North America in 1750? What did inhabitants of New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South have in common? How did they differ? Were the British American colonies united or separated in 1750? Define and compare the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening. Identify the historical significance of these two movements Imagine that you are a British government official in 1763. Weigh up the needs of Native Americans and British Americans. To what extent is the Proclamation of 1763 a reasonable measure? Should British colonials pay for the costs of maintaining British troops in North America? Now imagine that you are a British colonial in 1763. What does victory over French Canada mean to you? How do you interpret the actions of the British government?  To what extent was the French and Indian War an important precursor to the American Revolution?What is propaganda? What role do you think propaganda played in shaping colonial attitudes toward Britain in the early 1770s?  Why tea? It is hard to imagine people getting so worked up over tea today? Why do you think contests over tea assumed such importance in 1773? Is it possible that colonials were gaining political power as consumers? What was the First Continental Congress? Why did it meet and what did it achieve? Why was the American Revolution “on the horizon” in 1774?