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Revolutions Project Sample - The American Revolution
Transcript of Revolutions Project Sample - The American Revolution
The American Revolution
Why it happened
The British Governemtn increased taxes on all of their colonies because of new debt gained during the seven years war.
During this time, the colonists became frustrated with the king for harsh taxing and strong military presence.
Colonists wanted representation in British Parlement but were denied.
Colonists became frustrated
The British Governemtn implemented Taxes such as The Stamp Act, The Paper Act, The Townshead Act, and the Tea Act.
Declaratory Act - Stated that the crown had total control over the government.
Founding Fathers VS King George III
George Washington and the Founding Fathers
General of the Revolutionary Army
Eventually became the first President after the War was finished.
King George III
King of British Empire from
1760 to 1820
At this point, British empire
was the largest in the world,
expanding into North America,
Africa, Asia, and Europe.
1765-1774 - Many Taxes and Laws were forced upon the Colonists.
1775 - Patrick Henry Gives famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech
1776 - Declaration of Independence is written by Thomas Jefferson
1781 - Articles of Confederation is adopted
1787 - US Constitution is Signed