The founding fathers were not terrorists in any sense of the word. A terrorist is always a rebel, but a rebel is not always a terrorist.
They tried reasoning diplomatically first. When that failed they went through the process of declaring Independence and finally war. Not killing civilians to further there agenda, but legitimately declared war.
I think the class is a good thing but the teacher is a moron who understands little about the founding fathers, and the motivation behind the actions they took.