Dr. Romero

American Revolution
I. Toward Independence
 2nd Continental Congress
– Philadelphia (May 1775)
– “Olive Branch Petition” (July 1775)
– Common...
Conflict
– North- early fighting (1775-76)
– Middle colonies (1776-79)
– Frontier (1776-79)
– South (1780-81)
 Treaty of ...
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IV. Problems with government
State Constitutions as model
Articles of confederation
– The document
– Ratificatio...
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American revolution

  1. 1. Dr. Romero American Revolution
  2. 2. I. Toward Independence  2nd Continental Congress – Philadelphia (May 1775) – “Olive Branch Petition” (July 1775) – Common Sense by Thomas Paine (Jan. 1776) – Declaration of Independence (July 1776)  II. War  Armies-weakness & strengths – Colonials – British 
  3. 3. Conflict – North- early fighting (1775-76) – Middle colonies (1776-79) – Frontier (1776-79) – South (1780-81)  Treaty of Paris (1783)  Social Changes  Church & State  Society – Middle class & power in society – Minorities  African Americans  Native Americans  women 
  4. 4.     IV. Problems with government State Constitutions as model Articles of confederation – The document – Ratification – Strengths The constitution – Annapolis (Sept. 1786) – Shay’s rebellion (Oct. 86- Feb.87) – Philadelphia (May-Sept. 1787)  Delegates  Fundamental assumptions  Compromise  The executive  Power of Gov't. – Ratification  Anti-federalist – Federalist papers – Promises made

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