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Transcript of American Revolution
First Continental Congress
Second Continental Congress
Declaration of Independence
Help from the French
Treaty of Paris
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
England and Scotland unite
German relatives of Queen Anne
Did not understand British system well
Parliament power grows
Colonies VERY prosperous
Merchants want control over their own affairs
War of Austrian Succession
Seven Years' War
Britain becomes the largest colonial power
Costs ALOT of $
Certain printed materials required a tax
Would recieve a Stamp declaring tax was paid
Stamp Act is repealed
relationship is still hurt
Called to unite against Intolerable Acts...
Train own militias
Lexington and Concord
Creation of a Continental Army
George Washington as commander
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
officialy recognized the independence of the American colonies
gave territories from colonies to the Mississippi River
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
Met to REVISE the Articles of Confederation
Was not working well...
Construct their own
Locked themselves in until had a NEW government...
"a more perfect union"
Power shared between a NATIONAL and state governments
intrastate highways and roads,
Three braches: Executive, Legislative, Judicial
1st 10 Admendments to the Constitution