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Brief History of American Revolution

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Adam Ureneck

on 27 August 2010

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Transcript of Brief History of American Revolution

The American Revolution Causes Enlightenment Principles What are they? The Great Awakening The French and Indian War (World War?) Ideas English Tradition Culture Religion Socio-economic The Central Events The Key Figures Natural Rights Freedom Equality Magna Carta o 1215 Bill of Rights of 1689 Commentaries on the Laws of England of 1765 Renewed idea that American Man had a destiny Unified a nation through churches Appealed to intellectuals and the uneducated Great Britain France Spain The war doubled Britain's debt Need to raise taxes Royal Proclamation of 1763 Forbade Americans to enter Indian territory Right to overthrow unjust leaders. Navigation Acts ...and their enforcement 1761... Stamp Act 1765 "No TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION" Sugar Act, ect.... Townsend Act and the Boston Massacre 1767 1770 Tea Act and the Boston Tea Party 1773 Intolerable Acts 1774 Quebec Act? Lexington and Concord 1775 Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,[72] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 1776 War Begins... Alliance with French 1778 Battle at Yorktown 1781 Treaty of Paris 1783 War Ends... George Washington Benjamin Franklin John Adams Thomas Jefferson Samuel Adams James Madison Alexander Hamilton Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
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