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American Revolution

Process leading up to and after the American Revolution
by Anna Morrison on 26 February 2014

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Transcript of American Revolution

United Kingdom of Great Britain
Hanoverian Dynasty
Trade
Stamp Act
First Continental Congress
Second Continental Congress
Declaration of Independence
Help from the French
Surrender!!!
Treaty of Paris
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
Constitution
Bill of Rights
1707
England and Scotland unite
1714
German relatives of Queen Anne
Did not understand British system well
Parliament power grows
Colonies VERY prosperous
Merchants want control over their own affairs
Local legislatures
War of Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War
1740-1748
1756-1763
Britain becomes the largest colonial power
1765
Costs ALOT of $
Certain printed materials required a tax
Would recieve a Stamp declaring tax was paid
Sugar Act
1764
Currency Act
1764
HUGE uproar!
Stamp Act is repealed
1766
relationship is still hurt
1774
Boycott Britain
Called to unite against Intolerable Acts...
Train own militias
Lexington and Concord
1775
1775
Creation of a Continental Army
George Washington as commander
1776
Supplied men and arms
Spanish and Dutch also aided the colonist
The French will be the first to officially recognize the new nation
?
General Cornwallis surrenders to the colonists at Yorktown
1781
1783
officialy recognized the independence of the American colonies
gave territories from colonies to the Mississippi River
Now What?
1777
Asserts the precedence of the seperate states over the confederation government, i.e. "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated."
Establishes the United States as a league of states united
Think European Union
1787
Met to REVISE the Articles of Confederation
Was not working well...
Construct their own
money,
laws,
militaries,
etc.
Locked themselves in until had a NEW government...
1787
Federal System
"a more perfect union"
Power shared between a NATIONAL and state governments
National:
Levy taxes,
Military,
regulate trade,
national currency,
etc.
State:
Education,
marriage/divorce,
intrastate highways and roads,
Death penalties,
etc.
Three braches: Executive, Legislative, Judicial
Bi-cameral legislative
Natural Rights?
1st 10 Admendments to the Constitution
1789
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