The Assignment includes two short-answer question.
Each answer should be 2 paragraphs in length and will be worth 5 points.
For this Assignment, answer the following questions in paragraph form. Be sure to use specific details and examples included in our lesson (including the assigned readings and videos). Answer the questions in your own words.
What threat did smallpox pose to the Continental Army? How did Washington’s policy toward Smallpox and inoculation change over time? What did he order in 1777? Why did his policy regarding smallpox change over time?
– What were the main diplomatic concerns discussed in the lesson? What foreign policies were essential for the American victory?
Formatting: 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, one-inch margins. Points will be deducted if not formatted correctly.
Length: Each paragraph should be at least six sentences long. Points will be deducted if sentences appear to have been intentionally shortened to meet the required number of sentences.
The Assignment includes two short-answer question. Each answer should be 2 paragraphs in length and will be worth 5 points. For this Assignment, answer the following questions in paragraph form. Be
Wartime Concerns In this lesson, we will focus on some of the challenges that the Revolutionaries faced during their War for Independence. The first lecture discusses the Smallpox Epidemic that raged in North American during the time of the American Revolution. It is broken up into two parts – Smallpox in the time of Revolution, parts I and II. The last lecture is on American alliances during the Revolution with a primary focus on the French and Dutch. Smallpox in the Time of Revolution Americans in the second half of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st century have lived in a place and time where vaccines provided protection against an array of diseases including smallpox, which have dramatically reduce child mortality and increased life expectancy. The last natural outbreak of smallpox in the U.S. occurred in 1949. While the initial vaccine against smallpox was developed in the 1790s, an improved vaccine was developed in the 1950s and there was a world-wide effort to eradicate smallpox, which was achieved by 1980. Perhaps it is hard for modern Americans to imagine a time when people were so fearful of a disease that soldiers would attempt to inoculate themselves by cutting the skin with needles or pins under the fingernails and then injecting smallpox material. That happened. Continental soldiers did just that when faced with an outbreak during the Quebec campaign. As you watch the first two lecture videos, try to imagine that other time and the choices that George Washington and others faced. Watch part I of Smallpox in the Time of Revolution (almost 12 minutes): Click here for the transcript https://youtu.be/jjUW7gjcUlg Watch part II of Smallpox in the Time of Revolution (10:25 mins): https://youtu.be/TbMw9Dq54h8 Alliances American diplomats, assigned by the Continental Congress, sought alliances with major European powers, particularly with the French and later the Dutch (The Netherlands). Even before these formal alliances, the French, Spanish, and Dutch aided the American revolutionaries in their conflict with Great Britain. The video lecture below discusses both the informal (or secret) aid and the formal alliances. Watch the video lecture on Alliance in the American Revolution (13:15 mins). The transcript is available here. Let’s end with a brief documentary clip by the Mount Vernon historical site. It dives into the strategy and discussions leading up to Yorktown and focuses on Washington, Rochambeau, and the Comte de Grasse. https://youtu.be/fYcTI8rmpHw