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Colonial America and Revolution

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Colleen Coyan

on 16 January 2013

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Transcript of Colonial America and Revolution

Colonial America and Revolution! How it all began... Southern Population mostly slaves Voluntary Immigration The changes, growth, and development that America went through during this time period ultimately shaped the country into what it is today. The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening -Sparked freedom and rights ideals -Revitalized Religion Higher birth rate, slightly lower death rate Colonial North America 1690-1754 Plantations and Slave Society Slavery in Chesapeake Worked Plantations The American Revolution The French and Indian War -British wanted to expand empires -Indians sided with French to battle Americans and England Resistance Britain wanted colonies to pay for war debt Sugar, Tea, Stamp, Intolerable Acts which included the Quartering Act.. Boston Tea Party Boston Massacre Declaration of Independence Declared king unfit to rule Second Continental Congress Stated they should rule themselves War for Independence Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle Colonies proved themselves at Saratoga Defeated Cornwallis at Yorktown, ending war with Patriot victory Articles of Confederation States held most power Federal government was limited Proved to be weak and failed The Federal Constitution Feds and Anti-Feds Great Compromise Three-Fifths Compromise
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