The enlightenment inspires revolutions
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  • 1. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    AN ENLIGHTENMENT INSPIRATION!
  • 2. Before George Washington
    America was known as the 13 Colonies and was part of BRITAIN
    After the French and Indian War (1754-1763) the British began to ENFORCE taxes on the colonists.
    The Colonists felt less and less British and more “American”, they began to plan for a Revolution.
  • 3. Causes to the American Revolution
  • 4. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
    AMERICAN COLONISTS
    BRITISH LOYALISTS
    DISADVANTAGES:
    Disorganized
    People loyal to states rather than nation.
    No standing military
    Little money
    ADVANTAGES:
    Home-Field Advantage
    DESIRE TO FIGHT!!!
    Support from France
    DISADVANTAGES:
    Far away from home
    Didn’t care if colonies were part of Britain or not
    Hired German Mercenaries--Hessians
    ADVANTAGES:
    Largest Navy in the World
    Established/organized military
    Experienced
    Generals
  • 5. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    Fought between the British and the Colonists
    George Washington led the American Army
    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence
    The Colonists won and the United States of America was established.
  • 6. IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    American republic became a symbol of freedom, democracy and end of tyranny.
    Inspired French Revolution and Latin American Independence Movements
    Constitution became an example to many other countries.
    Challenge to Absolute
    Monarchs