American Revolution
French and Indian War (1759) <ul><li>Fought over Ohio Territory  </li></ul><ul><li>French Surrendered </li></ul><ul><li>Si...
Problems after the War <ul><li>Parliament begins to pass more taxes </li></ul><ul><li>England needed money to pay for the ...
Boston Tea Party (1773) <ul><li>British pass Tea Act </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Adams plans the Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul>...
Declaration of Independence <ul><li>Delegates explain their reasons for independence </li></ul><ul><li>“All men are create...
Yorktown 1781 <ul><li>General Cornwallis is losing the war for Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Americans trap Cornwallis and his...
Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Establish Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled after Iroquois Nation </li></ul><...
Problems with the Article of Confederation <ul><li>Weak central government </li></ul><ul><li>Could not collect taxes </li>...
Constitutional Convention <ul><li>Trashed Articles of Confederation  </li></ul><ul><li>Establish  Federal System ,  Three ...
Bill of Rights  <ul><li>Both the Dec. Independence and the Constitution had their beginnings in the Magna Carta </li></ul>...
Three Branches Of Government
Federal System: Power is shared between the national and state governments
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American Rev

  1. 2. American Revolution
  2. 3. French and Indian War (1759) <ul><li>Fought over Ohio Territory </li></ul><ul><li>French Surrendered </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Treaty of Paris </li></ul><ul><li>France loses all its land in North America </li></ul><ul><li>Spain French Ally loses Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Everything east of the Mississippi is now English </li></ul>
  3. 4. Problems after the War <ul><li>Parliament begins to pass more taxes </li></ul><ul><li>England needed money to pay for the war </li></ul><ul><li>Colonist believed Parliament had no right to pass taxes </li></ul><ul><li>“No Taxation without representation” </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament disagrees </li></ul><ul><li>American’s begin to unite </li></ul>
  4. 5. Boston Tea Party (1773) <ul><li>British pass Tea Act </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Adams plans the Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul><li>Sneaks aboard a British ship and dumps tea overboard </li></ul>
  5. 6. Declaration of Independence <ul><li>Delegates explain their reasons for independence </li></ul><ul><li>“All men are created equal with inalienable rights” </li></ul><ul><li>Asked Thomas Jefferson to write most of it </li></ul><ul><li>Used enlightenment ideas of John Locke </li></ul><ul><li>That government must protect people’s rights </li></ul>
  6. 7. Yorktown 1781 <ul><li>General Cornwallis is losing the war for Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Americans trap Cornwallis and his army at Yorktown </li></ul><ul><li>Cornwallis surrenders to Washington after 3 months of fighting </li></ul>
  7. 8. Articles of Confederation <ul><li>Establish Federal Government </li></ul><ul><li>Modeled after Iroquois Nation </li></ul><ul><li>United the colonies under one government </li></ul>
  8. 9. Problems with the Article of Confederation <ul><li>Weak central government </li></ul><ul><li>Could not collect taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Had no army </li></ul><ul><li>Did not have a central currency (one type of money) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Constitutional Convention <ul><li>Trashed Articles of Confederation </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Federal System , Three branches of government </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed to have a representative government </li></ul><ul><li>Studied Athens, Magna Carta, Glorious Revolution, Jewish and Christian Virtues </li></ul><ul><li>Framers where greatly influenced by Enlightenment Philosophers </li></ul>
  10. 11. Bill of Rights <ul><li>Both the Dec. Independence and the Constitution had their beginnings in the Magna Carta </li></ul><ul><li>Ratified 1791 </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Freedom of speech, press, religion </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Right to bear arms </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Search and seizure </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Due process </li></ul><ul><li>6 th Trial by jury </li></ul>
  11. 12. Three Branches Of Government
  12. 13. Federal System: Power is shared between the national and state governments

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