Answer one or both of the following questions:
1) Declaration of Independence
The signers of the Declaration of Independence were committing TREASON when they signed this important document. The punishment for treason was death. Why do you think the delegates were willing to risk their lives to become an independent nation? Would you have done the same thing? Why or why not?
2) Women in the Revolution
Why do you think so many women were willing to risk their lives fighting or helping in other risky ways during the war if they were not even given equal treatment in society? Would you have risked your life to do this if you were a woman during the American Revolution?