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    • THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
      AN ENLIGHTENMENT INSPIRATION!
    • 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.
    • Causes to the American Revolution
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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