The American Revolution Jimmy Hill
Revolution <ul><li>Americans who had celebrated George III’s coronation were now in rebellion against Britain </li></ul><u...
Constitution Making & War <ul><li>In the summer of 1774 Samuel and john Adams made plans to negotiate foreign alliances  <...
Republicanism <ul><li>Republicanism was a radical ideology  </li></ul><ul><li>Republicanism challenged all  assumptions an...
Events and Personalities in the Revolution The American revolution was a key event in American history. The thirteen colon...
Republican Society <ul><li>Many changes in the society were accelerations of deeply rooted forces already in motion </li><...
The Federal Constitution <ul><li>Questions after the revolution were raised about the strength of the confederation  </li>...
  Consequences of the Revolution  Consequentially the revolution transformed America refined combination of all successful...
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The American Revolution

  1. 1. The American Revolution Jimmy Hill
  2. 2. Revolution <ul><li>Americans who had celebrated George III’s coronation were now in rebellion against Britain </li></ul><ul><li>The Coercive acts in 1774 provoked open rebellion in America </li></ul><ul><li>American principal and moral was aroused by the abuses of English government, and repeated English arrogance </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of 1774 many of the colonies local associations were controlling and regulating various aspects of American life </li></ul><ul><li>The fifty-five delegates from all 13 colonies except Georgia had participated in the first continental congress </li></ul>
  3. 3. Constitution Making & War <ul><li>In the summer of 1774 Samuel and john Adams made plans to negotiate foreign alliances </li></ul><ul><li>The congressional resolutions of 1776 advised the colonies to adopt new governments </li></ul><ul><li>In 1776-77 Americans concentrated on establishing new state constitutions </li></ul><ul><li>The revolution aimed not only at independence from British tyranny, but from any future tyranny as well </li></ul><ul><li>The new constitutions stripped all “appointed” governors of superior power, and gave it to the popular legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Which restricted government controll </li></ul>
  4. 4. Republicanism <ul><li>Republicanism was a radical ideology </li></ul><ul><li>Republicanism challenged all assumptions and practices of monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Republicans demanded far more morally from their citizens than monarchies did of their subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Republican citizens had to be patriots </li></ul><ul><li>Participants in the community like; writers, painters, scientists, and other creative individuals, were not there through hereditary right but only through talent </li></ul>
  5. 5. Events and Personalities in the Revolution The American revolution was a key event in American history. The thirteen colonies established in America, first rejected the authority of the parliament of Great Britain to govern them overseas without representation. Many events took place in 1774 that sparked American interest in their own morals and principals. The Coercive Acts in 1774 provoked open rebellion among the colonists. One sudden impact was the departure of tens of thousands of British loyalists, and most of them ended up fighting in the war for the crown. The ambitions of the revolution targeted the expulsion of tyranny from the colonies present situation, and to create a government that was immune to any possibility of tyranny in the future. This was achieved by limiting the power of government, and making people citizens instead of subjects.
  6. 6. Republican Society <ul><li>Many changes in the society were accelerations of deeply rooted forces already in motion </li></ul><ul><li>One sudden effect of the revolution was the departure of thousands of loyalists </li></ul><ul><li>The revolutionary war itself was both a disruptive and a creative force </li></ul><ul><li>The 1780’s saw the fastest rate of demographic growth of any decade in American history </li></ul><ul><li>No institution was more greatly affected by the revolution than chattel slavery </li></ul><ul><li>The British army was the greatest single instrument of emancipation in America until the civil war </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Federal Constitution <ul><li>Questions after the revolution were raised about the strength of the confederation </li></ul><ul><li>Some even questioned the immense amount of power given to its popular state legislatures </li></ul><ul><li>The new national constitution limited state authority and created concentrated power at a federal level </li></ul><ul><li>It replaced the articles of confederation </li></ul><ul><li>Many state legislatures failed to fulfill the great amount of responsibilities appointed to them </li></ul>
  8. 8. Consequences of the Revolution Consequentially the revolution transformed America refined combination of all successful forms of past governmental situations around the world, this transformation, and union of the nation was accomplished within decades. The British army effected this transformation immensely, by acting as the single most effective emancipation force in America, until the civil war. Thousands of slaves were emitted into the crowns armies, and those who lived were settled in Canada, or various places around the world. National debt. Was also one of the most influential factors from the aftermath of the war. America owed 11 million to French allied efforts, the rest was over 25 million to reparations to those who supplied the American armies. Even after the new republic was created, the new state legislatures could hardly satisfy all of the responsibilities given to them. This would still take years of refinement.

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