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Transcript of American Revolution
- Why do people rebel?
- How did the colonist resist English policies?
- What caused the colonists to begin the revolution?
- How did written statements help define the Revolution?
- What new political ideas defined the American republic?
Why do people rebel?
French and Indian wa
r (1754-1763) took place in the 18th century. The growing colonies began to resent British rule and control.
restricted in their trades
was on March 5, 1790 in Boston Massachusetts
Important shipping town
Loyalist and Patriots
colonist of the thirteen colonies who violently rebelled against the british control and during the american revolution and in July 1776 the united states was declared independence.
How did the colonist resist the English policies?
- Townshend Acts were met with resistance which eventually led to the Boston Massacre of 1770.
- Boston Merchants were upset and organized a boycott.
Philadelphia and New York joined the boycott in 1768
- The French and Indian war was a part of the world conflict between Britain and France
fought to decide which would control North America
What caused the colonists to begin the revolution?
How did written statements help define the revolution?
Declaration of Independence and Rights
Americas most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson most enduring moments.
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson June 11 and June 28,1776
-All people are created equal and have “inalienable” rights
-Government are to protect these rights
-If not, the people have rights to abolish that government and provide new security.
Common Sense (Pamphlets) were used very importantly throughout the 16th and 19th centuries.
Considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American History.
Thomas Paine published common sense
What new political ideas defined the American republic
Committee of Correspondence was a shadow government organization by patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies.
Maryland Committee of Correspondence was important in setting up the first continental congress in Philadelphia, PA
A few months before an active independence movement, Penelope led the Edenton tea party.
The 50 women let the british know where the power lies; they joine
men in showing the British that they too, would not stand for taxation without representation.
She Married John Adams in 1764. She displayed a great mind of love for learning, taught herself french and she loved to write to her friends about liberty.
-Considered herself a farmeress.
Blue earth county library
The American Revolution
Created and Presented to you by Victoria Garza, Mitchel Harlow, Alex Alt.
is a group of rebellious citizen that plan to attempt to over throw an existing gov. or just rebel against a larger and more organized military.
Treaty of Paris
(1775-1783) was a negotiation between the Great Britain and the united states.
- Five members: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, and Henry Laurens.
-Britain was to see that the U.S. was an independent nation.
-Britain agreed all their troops from the nation set new border for the U.S., including all lands from the great lakes on the north to Florida on the south, from Atlantic ocean to Mississippi river.
Townshend Acts, 1767
Import Duties: paint, paper, lead, tea, glass.
political restrictions on colonies.
admiralty courts without juries.
writs of assistance, general search warrants.
Conflict leads to Boston of 1770.