 An elitist Revolution   Made for and by the rich Enlightment Ideas   Rousseau      Freedom and democracy Democracy?...
 I1756-1763 The first global War   Europe, America, Africa and Asia   Colonies, colonies, colonies The French and Bri...
 The Colony participation   The american subjects  fight along side with the  british troops      American crave for   ...
 A despute for trade   Mercantilism!      Bring raw materials from the       colonies      Sell manufectured goods to ...
 Indians fight too   On both sides      But mostly with    The French   They are gonna be  really significant in  the ...
 Indians were loosing their lands to the British and to the  colonists The french seemed more Friendly   They did’n set...
 The first ones to fight were actuallythe colonists   England was still fighting the  austrians in Europe and had no  mo...
 The French lost the war   The french just kept on    loosing battles all over    the world      So they eventually had...
 1 million people died in the 7 year war   On all sides      Specially the french side All countries now had hugewar d...
 American colonists create an Identity   Have been living in America for more 150 years    now   Have fought side by si...
 Britain Stands in the way   The Navigation act      Colonial pact      High prices for imported french goods   Briti...
 Britain stands in the way   After the war of seven years britain was facing huge debt   Britain expected its subjects ...
 Taxation without representation   Colonists did not want to pay for this new taxes      Britain had a house of lords a...
 Protests!!   American colonists start protests against the british    taxes      Making boycots      burning british ...
 The american colonists organise themselves   They create the continental committees    of correspondence      In wich ...
 The Continental Congress   In Philadelphia - September 1774   They made some demands to the king      Representation ...
 The Declaration od independence   By Thomas Jefferson   Natural rights   Equality   Right of property   Persuit of ...
 Main ideas of the Revolution   Property rights      Most of the famous names of the     revolution were already filthy...
 Equality   The american revolution were sick and tired to pay the    same taxes and be less important than the british ...
 War!   The role of the declaration of independence      led both countries into war   American colonists have a bad s...
 George Washington   1732-1799   A very wealthy man      His family owned tabacco plantations   New republics first P...
 A Republic!   The 13 colonies are now one independent country   A loose confederation      They sustain a vow to be a...
 A New federal system   A president!      George Washington   Monstesquieau’s ideas      Devided the     government b...
 The bill of rights   Enlightment ideas into practice   A series of emendments to the constitution      Freedom of spe...
 A revolution in wich sense? Was there actual freedom?   For who? Was there a revolution in the status quo? What chan...
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The American Revolution

  1. 1.  An elitist Revolution  Made for and by the rich Enlightment Ideas  Rousseau  Freedom and democracy Democracy?  A very diferent kind of democracy A model to the New World  All the colonies wanted to be America
  2. 2.  I1756-1763 The first global War  Europe, America, Africa and Asia  Colonies, colonies, colonies The French and British fight for ColonialTeritory  At american soil  The french are really woried about their possessions in caribe though
  3. 3.  The Colony participation  The american subjects fight along side with the british troops  American crave for more territory
  4. 4.  A despute for trade  Mercantilism!  Bring raw materials from the colonies  Sell manufectured goods to the colonies  Make loads of money!  Land was really important for this  The americans wanted to expand  The french wanted to sustain their territory
  5. 5.  Indians fight too  On both sides  But mostly with The French  They are gonna be really significant in the battles
  6. 6.  Indians were loosing their lands to the British and to the colonists The french seemed more Friendly  They did’n settle in such large nunbers  They didn’t onw much farms in north america  They were mostly fur trappers and traders  They sended lots of jesuits  Who spent some time learning the language and customs of the indians  And ittle time kiling them, like the Britsh and the colonists did
  7. 7.  The first ones to fight were actuallythe colonists  England was still fighting the austrians in Europe and had no money or troops to send to America  Americans were actually fighting to defend their onwn territory for the first time!  George Washington  A virginia Colonel
  8. 8.  The French lost the war  The french just kept on loosing battles all over the world  So they eventually had sign a treaty with England  And left North America Alone
  9. 9.  1 million people died in the 7 year war  On all sides  Specially the french side All countries now had hugewar debts  Even the american colonists  But speacially the British
  10. 10.  American colonists create an Identity  Have been living in America for more 150 years now  Have fought side by side for their territory  Have created common economical policies for the war effort  Have now a population of 2,150,000 people  Economicaly thriving  Have a growing independence from UK  Each colony had their own government
  11. 11.  Britain Stands in the way  The Navigation act  Colonial pact  High prices for imported french goods  British Ocupation  Now the british are paying close atention to its colony  Wich means things are harder muglress  (wich is acutally almost everybody)  British troops coupy the land  Everyone is pretty mad!
  12. 12.  Britain stands in the way  After the war of seven years britain was facing huge debt  Britain expected its subjects to help pay for the costs of the war The Stamp Act  A stamp had to be on most of printed material  Wills  Deeds  Newspapers
  13. 13.  Taxation without representation  Colonists did not want to pay for this new taxes  Britain had a house of lords and a parliament to vote for taxes and such things  But the colonists had no representation in it  Page 641
  14. 14.  Protests!!  American colonists start protests against the british taxes  Making boycots  burning british products in public protests The Boston Tea Party  UK charges the tea  A group of political protesters dump tea in the boston harbor  Dressed up as indians  George III got the boston harbor closed for this
  15. 15.  The american colonists organise themselves  They create the continental committees of correspondence  In wich they would discuss policies that would help improve the independence of the 13 colonies  (please note that for improving their independence, they had to unite themselves even more)  (cute )
  16. 16.  The Continental Congress  In Philadelphia - September 1774  They made some demands to the king  Representation  Common taxes between the colonies  The king just ignored them The Second Continental Congress  Voted to raise the army  Under the comand of Washington
  17. 17.  The Declaration od independence  By Thomas Jefferson  Natural rights  Equality  Right of property  Persuit of happiness Enlightment all over  The revolution is justified by enlightment ideas  The king was a tyrant  He broke the social constrct
  18. 18.  Main ideas of the Revolution  Property rights  Most of the famous names of the revolution were already filthy rich!  And didn’t want the british to mess around with their money  Or a revolution to mess arround with their money  Conservative revolution!  And thi also inaugurates the notion that a too strong state is no good  Paying too much taxes makes you communist
  19. 19.  Equality  The american revolution were sick and tired to pay the same taxes and be less important than the british sujects that lived in UK  Even the british subject that lived in India had more status!  But they were looking for equality in no strict sense  You know, they had slaves!  And women were not counted as equals  And man with no property also coudn’t vote
  20. 20.  War!  The role of the declaration of independence  led both countries into war  American colonists have a bad start  They still didn’t have a united army  George washington is gonna take care of that  But not without losing a lot first  American colonists start winning!  Are more motivated  Beeing free, you know?  British generals were overconfident  It was terribly expensive for the british  Help from France
  21. 21.  George Washington  1732-1799  A very wealthy man  His family owned tabacco plantations  New republics first President  Elected by 69 man  Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War  Presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution
  22. 22.  A Republic!  The 13 colonies are now one independent country  A loose confederation  They sustain a vow to be as independent from each other as they can  No executive or judicial branches  Only a congress  It had no poer to collect taxes or regulate trade
  23. 23.  A New federal system  A president!  George Washington  Monstesquieau’s ideas  Devided the government between legislative, executive and judicial branches  Checks and balances system  Each branch checks the actions of the other  And can interefeare
  24. 24.  The bill of rights  Enlightment ideas into practice  A series of emendments to the constitution  Freedom of speech  Freedom of press  Freedom of assembly  Freedom of religion
  25. 25.  A revolution in wich sense? Was there actual freedom?  For who? Was there a revolution in the status quo? What changes with the advent of the republic? What is it to be federalist?
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