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  • 1. Thomas Jefferson,the Voice of Freedom
  • 2. America’s Road towards Freedom French and Indian War Proclamation of 1763 Taxation without Representation Boston Massacre Immanuel Kant
  • 3. America’s Road towards Freedom French and Indian War ◦ This war was the beginning of the hostilities between the colonies, Great Britain, and France. The war eventually turned into the worldwide conflict of the Seven years war. ◦ This is also where the Americans began to realize that Great Britain’s empire was not unstoppable. Proclamation of 1763 Taxation without Representation Boston Massacre Immanuel Kant
  • 4. America’s Road towards Freedom French and Indian War Proclamation of 1763 ◦ The end of the French and Indian war was a cause for celebration throughout the colonies but the celebration was quickly dampened by the proclamation of 1763. This proclamation closed off the frontier to colonial expansion. It was also proposed by the king of Great Britain and his council to calm the fears of the Indians. Taxation without Representation Boston Massacre Immanuel Kant
  • 5. America’s Road towards Freedom French and Indian War Proclamation of 1763 Taxation without Representation ◦ A slogan which summarized how the colonists felt about the British’s unfair taxation policies. Colonists felt that since there was no direct representation of Great Britain so they had no right to tax them. Boston Massacre Immanuel Kant
  • 6. America’s Road towards Freedom French and Indian War Proclamation of 1763 Taxation without Representation Boston Massacre ◦ This uprising was also known as the Boston riot. An increase in British troops occupying Boston was on the rise and this angered the colonists. Eventually The Red Coats opened fire on the enraged colonists and killed five of them. This massacre sparked conflicts in other colonies and helped to provoke the revolutionary war. Immanuel Kant
  • 7. America’s Road towards Freedom French and Indian War Proclamation of 1763 Taxation without Representation Boston Massacre Immanuel Kant ◦ One of the most influential philosophers of the western hemisphere. He contributed to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics; they had a large impact on the philosophical movement that followed him. His fundamental idea was his “critical philosophy”. He argues that human understanding is what creates general laws and that human reason gives itself moral law.
  • 8. Revolutionary Literature During this era, the colonists went beyond the old Puritan style of writing. The people became more into Science, Nature, Freedom, and Politics. They also created a new one way form of speaking, instead of copying the more formal style of British writers. Some notable writers in this era included: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine.
  • 9. Revolutionary Writings vs. Puritan Writings Revolutionary  Puritan ◦ More open and free ◦ More religion based for creativity ◦ Ordinary and ◦ New form of simple writing writing
  • 10. Who is Thomas Jefferson? He was born on April 13, 1743 at Shadwell in Goochland, now Albemarle, County, Va. Born into a rich family of planters, who owned many slaves. Had a supposed relationship with a slave, Sally Hemings. He attended and graduated at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Va. He studied law and was very much into writing. He was, at one point, the Governor of Virginia, the first Secretary of State under George Washington, and was one of the Founding Fathers.
  • 11. Thomas Jefferson,as a Writer List of other works Writing style Use of parallelism Use of changed words
  • 12. Thomas Jefferson,as a Voice of Freedom Inspired people Directly against the king Commited direct treason to get his point across
  • 13. The Declaration of Independence,a Piece of Literature Break down the writing
  • 14. The Declaration of Independence,a Document of Freedom