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  1. 1. The American Revolution<br />By: Ryan LaBarge<br />
  2. 2. British Rule<br />Taxation of America by Britain<br />Iron Act of 1750<br />Molasses Act of !752<br />1765 British income to debt<br />Imperial rule over America<br />Won’t allow America to govern themselves<br />
  3. 3. British Rule Continued<br />Sugar Act passes 1764<br />Effects merchants and upper class.<br />Stamp Act 1765<br />All printed items must have stamp.<br />Britain doesn’t want colonies becoming free.<br />
  4. 4. Tensions Build<br />Colonists boycott Britain goods.<br />Show resistance to British rule.<br />Unfair trade laws by Britain.<br />Colonists trying to create own nation.<br />British troops in colonial homes.<br />Colonists jobs stolen by British troops.<br />
  5. 5. Boston Massacre<br />Occurred March 5th, 1770.<br />Protest aimed at British troops.<br />Protesters throw snowballs at troops.<br />Solider gets hit, orders open fire.<br />3 townspeople are killed.<br />
  6. 6. Tea and Crumpets?<br />Tea Act passes, tax on tea.<br />How the British are involved?<br />Rigging of colonies market.<br />Monopoly on the market.<br />Makes it tough to purchase tea.<br />Anger towards Britain, Colonists love tea.<br />
  7. 7. Boston Tea Party<br />Occurred on December 16th, 1773.<br />Colonists dressed up as Indians.<br />Boarded a ship, dumped tea off.<br />Britain closes:<br />Boston harbor.<br />No town meetings/must host soldiers.<br />
  8. 8. “Liberty or Death”-Patrick Henry<br />Suffolk Resolves<br />Boycott and enforce new laws.<br />War breaks out in 1775.<br />Continental congress begins making laws.<br />George Washington becomes commander-in-chief.<br />
  9. 9. Colonists break away<br />Congress declares independence, July 2nd, 1776.<br />Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776.<br />Taxation without representation.<br />Troops in Colonial homes.<br />Freedom of speech and assembly.<br />Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.<br />
  10. 10. The Battles<br />Saratoga 1777 <br />Shows colonists can hang with Britain.<br />Spanish and France, Join U.S. side.<br />Recognize them as independent nation.<br />Sign mutual defense treaty.<br />Yorktown 1783, British surrender.<br />
  11. 11. Women during the Revolution<br />Abigail Adams 1776<br />Letter for women rights.<br />Debra Sampson 1782<br />Served in the Military as man.<br />Betsy Ross<br />Creation of National Flag.<br />
  12. 12. Articles of Confederation 1777<br />Limits power of congress and states.<br />Unanimous vote to pass legislation.<br />Nationally impose taxes, conduct foreign affairs. <br />Articles don’t work.<br />Prevent things from getting done.<br />
  13. 13. Constitution<br />Philadelphia May 14th, 1787. <br />Revision of Articles of Confederation.<br />Three branches of government.<br />Raise National revenue.<br />No restrictions of voting.<br />Electoral college and popular vote.<br />
  14. 14. Bill of Rights 1791<br />Religious freedom.<br />Right to bear arms.<br />Trial by jury.<br />No solders in households.<br />Right to speedy trial.<br />
  15. 15. The End<br />
  16. 16. Citations<br /> for slide 14.<br /> used for slides 2-3<br /> used for slide 1<br /> Used for 1<br /> used for slide 3<br /> used for slide 3<br /> used for slide 5<br />
  17. 17. Citations<br /> Used for slides 6-7<br /> slide 12<br /> used for slide 13<br /> used for slide 11<br /> Used for slide 11<br />
  18. 18. Used for slide 11<br /> used for slide 10<br /> Used for slide 10<br /> used for slide 9<br /> used for slide 8<br />
  19. 19. Photo citations<br /> Photo courtesy of purpleslog on, Slide 1<br /> Photo credit to, Slide 3<br /> Photo credit to Alexander Baxevanis via, Slide 6<br /> of flickr user istolethetv, slide 10<br />
  20. 20. Photo Citations 2<br /> photo credit to Cliff1066user on Flickr. Slide 8<br />Clip Art slides 2,4,5,7,11,12,15<br />