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The American Revolution


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The American Revolution

  1. 1. The American Revolution<br />-Sophia Mick<br />
  2. 2. Chapter 13-Revolutions<br />Men and Money<br />The English went to war with France not knowing how much they would loose and be left with.<br />Managing the military growth and the taxes required a financial revolution which the English empire hadnt prepared for. <br />That debt reached 17 million dollars in 1698 and the intrest was almost a third of the nations revenues.<br />
  3. 3. Chapter 13-Revolutions<br />War of the Spanish Succession<br />With his mind set on destroying the stability between European super-powers France and Spain, Louis XVI rebuilt his military in 1702. This act of violence thrashed the control that Europe had on America<br />The English Army and Navy were winning many victories in Europe which gave them a lot of power.<br />
  4. 4. Chapter 13-Revolutions<br />Pirates<br />Ports in places such as Jamaica, New York, and South Carolina were often large gathering points of pirates.<br />Reasons for these pirate coves were often aimed at attacking the Spanish Empire, which was a large threat to the freedom of America and other countries. However, the pirates would attack other ports and sometimes themselves on rare occasions<br />Pirates lived in such a way that they had no regrets – they ate what they wanted, drank excessively, slept with countless woman and truly lived well and died young.<br />
  5. 5. Chapter 13-Revolutions<br />Pirates (continued)<br />Though rouges that answered to no higher authority, pirates did have honesty among thieves. The captain of the pirate ship would receive no more than a double share of loot, and everyone got a roughly equal share of whatever they plundered. Another show of equality and honor was the fact that no-one could be punished without the agreement of the majority of the crew.<br />
  6. 6. Chapter 14- The Atlantic<br />News<br />The Colonies were left isolated and had to way to get information on what was going on in England<br />This was fixed in the 1730’s when the ships started bringing letters, and newspapers from England back with them so as to inform the people.<br />(They had 13 newspapers in 1739 so this was easier)<br />Those newspapers covered local material, advertisements for new imported goods or slaves, notices of ships arrivals and departures as well as their destinations.<br />
  7. 7. Chapter 14- The Atlantic<br />Trade<br />England forced the West Indies and the Chesapeake Indians to ship sugar and tobacco only to England by passing the Navigation Act. Though cruel, acts such as these were commonplace as many ‘civilized’ people took advantage of others<br />With many different obstacles, trade in the 18th century took a turn for the worse as everything had to become astoundingly complex.<br />
  8. 8. Chapter 17- The Great Plains<br />Genizaros<br />The Spanish empire commandeered the Pueblo people and founded the colony of New Mexico in the 17th century.<br />With only a few knives and horses one could buy an Indian girl.<br />People started converting to Catholocism and the Hispanic began to be educated.<br />
  9. 9. Chapter 18-Imperial Wars and Crisis<br />Empire of Liberty<br />Extremely rare and beneficial privileges such as protection and tax-free trade, the Colonists would do almost anything to protect these rights.<br />However, in spite of the wishes of the Colonists, England hated having to provide such privileges. With no other option, the European withdrawal of these benefits sparked an inevitable war<br />