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American Revolution Causes

American Revolution Causes

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    • Quick Write 8-18-10
      • What is the difference between:
      • a “right” and “privilege”?
    • “ Rights”
      • On a separate sheet of paper
      • (you will use for other things today)
      • create a list of 5 things you feel are your “rights”
    • “ Rights”
      • On the white boards I provide you, I want your “Stang” group to come up with the following:
      • Using the lists everyone just made ->
      • Create a list of 10 things you believe are your rights!
      • We will be using these in a short while.
    • Quick Write 8-18-10
      • Is there a difference between:
      • a “revolution” and “rebellion”?
    • Road to War
    • Glorious Revolution!
      • King James II had upset the citizens of England
      • He had ignored Parliament
      • Creating a Catholic dynasty
        • Created protests
      • Bloodless change of power
        • James is removed
        • James’s daughter Mary put into power
    • English Bill of Rights
      • Before Mary could take power she had to accept the English Bill of Rights
        • Monarchs (kings) could not do the following:
        • suspend law
        • Create their own courts
        • Create taxes
        • Raise an army
        • Allowed Parliament freedom of speech
      • Rights to citizens
        • No cruel punishment
        • Allowed a trial by jury
    • Enlightenment
      • First came Enlightenment !
        • Theory that both human and
        • nature obey natural laws
      • New Thinkers (philosophers)
        • John Locke
          • Citizens have a free mind to think and have natural rights
        • Jacques Rousseau
          • Governments should be create by the consent of the people
        • Thomas Hobbes
          • Government is needed to protect the people
    • Conflict in the Colonies
    • Great Britain Raises Taxes
      • Britain had won the French and Indian War
      • But Parliament still had to pay for the war
        • Parliament is like our Congress (make Laws)
        • Parliament decided to have the colonies pay for the war with a tax
        • Didn’t want to upset British citizens in England
        • The colonists had no say in what Parliament did
      • “No Taxation without Representation !”
    • 1764 Sugar Act The Sugar Act is passed to raise money from the colonies for Britain. Samuel Adams founds the Committees of Correspondence to improve Communication among colonies British Actions Colonists REactions
    • 1765 The Stamp Act The Stamp Act taxes newspapers Licenses, and colonial paper Products A series of resolutions is passed Stating that the Stamp Act Violates the rights of the Colonists. British Actions Colonists REactions
    • Massacre in Boston!
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    • 1770 Boston Massacre British soldiers fire into a crowd Of colonists, killing five men. Colonists protest and bring the Soldiers to trial. British Actions Colonists REactions
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    • 1773 The Boston Tea Party The Tea Act is passed, making British tea cheaper than Colonial tea. Colonists protest by dumping Shipments of British tea Into Boston Harbor British Actions Colonists REactions
    • 1774 The Intolerable Acts Boston Harbor is closed, and British troops are quartered. (live in Boston) Colonists’ resentment toward Britain builds! British Actions Colonists REactions
      • These events will lead to the American Revolution!
    • A proof sheet of 26 stamps Under the Stamp Act, these were to be used on newspapers, pamphlets and all other papers larger than half a page.