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airoil937
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bsh1
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Could the American Revolution been avoided or not?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/26/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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airoil937

Con

The American Revolution could have not been avoided because after the colonists came to the "New World", sooner or later, they would have had to told the British government that they wanted their freedom and if that hadn't happened, then we would still be taxed by Great Britain, like the "Car Act", etc.
bsh1

Pro

Per standard DDO conventions, I will assume R1 is for acceptance. I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
airoil937

Con

airoil937 forfeited this round.
bsh1

Pro

Alas, Con forfeit.

My argument was going to be simply that the British could've accommodated American demands, and later worked out peaceful settlements like it did with Australia to keep the U.S. within the Commonwealth but allow it independence. So, no revolution was strictly necessary.

Plus, Con's burden is extremely high. He needs to show that there was absolute NO WAY through which revolution could've been avoided, but history could've gone infinitely many directions, so that absolute claim of Con's is impossible to sustain.
Debate Round No. 2
airoil937

Con

airoil937 forfeited this round.
bsh1

Pro

Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: Con doesn't come close to fulfilling the ridiculously high burden of proof, so Pro wins by default.
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Reasons for voting decision: 2 round forfeit by Con
Vote Placed by 1harderthanyouthink 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF: con does not fulfill BoP