TREASON, TRAITORS, SPIES AND LIES
History is remembered, recovered and invented.
1. (a) Why do you think desertions were so common during this period. (b) Some might have been due to the belief "that the grass is always greener on the other side." Explain.
2. (a) Americans charged that the Native people were "willing tools in the hands of England." Why did they believe this? (b) Were they right or wrong in this belief? (c)What important fact did the Americans overlook in their outrage over Britain's alliance with the Aborigines?
3. Britain felt Lower Canada presented a special concern during these tense times. Why?
5. Explain: (a) treasonable artifices; (b) undermining loyalty; (c) make what shift they could find out; (d) right to land where his blood was spilt; (e) know what was happening on the other side of the hill; (f) prowling about to seduce the people; (g) their mouths will embarrass more than their hands will assist; (h) always out of earshot.
4. (a) What was a major cause of the tension between Britain and the United States? (b) Which party had more guilt to bear for this tension?
6. Were the Aborigines justified in raiding and routing American settlements along the western frontier? Justify your answer.
7. Briefly summarize the main idea and important details of this narrative.
8."Time can add barnacles to a well-sailed story." Identify and explain this figure of speech.
9."History is remembered, recovered and invented." Cite examples from this narrative that illustrate this statement.
10. (a) Why do you thing Churchill believes truth is so important during wartime? (b) Explain his comment regarding the importance of truth.
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