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Causes of American Revolution

  1. 1. A World Divided….Unites The Road to Revolution
  2. 2. <ul><li>Have you ever been dragged into a conflict that you did not start? How did you feel after everything was resolved? </li></ul>Warm Up Question
  3. 3. This political cartoon, drawn by Benjamin Franklin, in 1754 urged the colonies to unite in the French & Indian War.
  4. 4. I. Main Idea <ul><li>Many Colonists opposed Parliament’s attempts to tighten control over Britain’s North American empire. </li></ul>
  5. 5. II. A British Victory <ul><li>A. Initially Colonists & British rejoice over outcome of F&I War. </li></ul><ul><li>B. England becomes the world power. </li></ul><ul><li>C. England has war debt. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Blame colonists for the war. </li></ul><ul><li>E. tighten control over North American Empire. </li></ul>
  6. 6. III. Tensions Mount <ul><li>A. Colonists move west! Why? </li></ul><ul><li>B. Natives grow angry! </li></ul><ul><li>C. 1763 Chief Pontiac & Ottawa Tribe attack British at Fort Detroit </li></ul><ul><li>D. British begin to lose their forts in ORV. </li></ul><ul><li>E. Leads to Proclamation of 1763. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Proclamation Line of 1763 was created to prevent the colonists from moving westward onto Indian land.
  8. 8. IV. British Taxes <ul><li>A. Result from debt accumulated from F&I War. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Taxes in Britain </li></ul><ul><li>C. Parliament suggests raising taxes in the colonies as well </li></ul><ul><li>D. Colonists will oppose British taxation. </li></ul><ul><li>E. Road to Revolution has been paved. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Your Packet…… <ul><li>You must complete letters a,b,c for all terms by Tuesday. </li></ul><ul><li>This will be a GREAT resource for your open notes assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Here is an example…..and an answer. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>I.   French and Indian War </li></ul><ul><li>a.  Definition/Explanation (include people/groups involved) </li></ul><ul><li>       This conflict occurred between the French and their Native American Allies v. The British, Colonists, and Iroquois Nation. </li></ul><ul><li>       Fought between the years of 1754 when Washington Surrendered at Ft. Necessity and 1759 with the fall of Quebec, the capital of New France </li></ul><ul><li>The war in America was part of a larger conflict known as the Seven Years War, which was fought on a global scale. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>b. Cause(s) </li></ul><ul><li>       Colonists try to take over fur trading with Natives from French in ORV. </li></ul><ul><li>       English cross over Appalachian Mountains and begin to expand westward onto French Territory </li></ul><ul><li>       French and English rivalry for land and empire </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>c.        Significance/Effects </li></ul><ul><li>       British victory marks the end of French power in North America. </li></ul><ul><li>       Britain gains land as a result of the Treaty of Paris (1763) </li></ul><ul><li>Britain emerges as the world power, with a huge debt from the conflict to save the colonies. </li></ul>
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