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Theme 7 part 1

  1. 1. Theme 7 Part 1: American Colonies: Prelude to Revolutions Cruz Major History 140 Dr. Arguello December 10, 2011
  2. 2. Chapter 13: Pirates <ul><li>For a long time the British Empire used pirates to attack the Spanish, but soon moved against piracy as the British became more economically and militarily powerful than the Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>The British soon had no need for pirates and as a result made piracy illegal </li></ul><ul><li>British Parliament prosecuted any colonial merchant or governor that supported or harbored pirates </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chapter 14: Poverty <ul><li>The poverty levels rose in colonial America in the 1750’s and 1760’s </li></ul><ul><li>Almshouse’s were set up to provide the poor with a place to stay </li></ul><ul><li>When winter would roll around crops and trade would diminish. Ice in the winter limited shipping ability </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration meant more competition for low wage jobs. As the population grew the wages decreased making more and more people poor. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chapter 14: Scots <ul><li>In 1707 the British Union gave Scots legal access to all of the colonies </li></ul><ul><li>145,000 Scots immigrated to the colonies between 1707 and 1775 </li></ul><ul><li>Lowland Scots were tradesmen, farmers, and professionals. Dominated medical practices in the Colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Highland Scots suffered from rural poverty </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chapter 15: Radicals <ul><li>Radicals and moderates were the two groups that divided the evangelicals </li></ul><ul><li>Radicals believed in otherworldly churches that brought heaven to earth during worship while moderates believed that church had to accommodate to its inequalities in wealth, status, and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Radicals believed that the moderates establishments were obstacles to the free flow of divine grace </li></ul><ul><li>Radicals encouraged emotional and physical outbursts of the revivals </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chapter 17: Texas <ul><li>French traders began trading with Indians native to Texas during the 18 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>The Spanish believed the Caddo, people in the hill country of east Texas, to be people appropriate for conversion, and as a result built new missions there in 1716 </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio became the site of new missions in 1718 due to threats by the Caddo </li></ul><ul><li>The missions prospered for a short time in San Antonio </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chapter 18: Empire of Liberty <ul><li>Many colonists felt pride in the British Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists also experienced various benefits from trade as being part of the British Empire </li></ul><ul><li>It wasn’t until the British started to impose regulations on their empire that colonists started to resist British rule </li></ul><ul><li>This sparked the Revolutionary War </li></ul>

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