The enlightenment inspires revolutions

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The enlightenment inspires revolutions

  1. 1. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION<br />AN ENLIGHTENMENT INSPIRATION!<br />
  2. 2. Before George Washington<br />America was known as the 13 Colonies and was part of BRITAIN<br />After the French and Indian War (1754-1763) the British began to ENFORCE taxes on the colonists.<br />The Colonists felt less and less British and more “American”, they began to plan for a Revolution.<br />
  3. 3. Causes to the American Revolution<br />
  4. 4. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES<br />AMERICAN COLONISTS <br />BRITISH LOYALISTS<br />DISADVANTAGES:<br />Disorganized<br />People loyal to states rather than nation.<br />No standing military<br />Little money<br />ADVANTAGES:<br />Home-Field Advantage<br />DESIRE TO FIGHT!!!<br />Support from France<br />DISADVANTAGES:<br />Far away from home<br />Didn’t care if colonies were part of Britain or not<br />Hired German Mercenaries--Hessians<br />ADVANTAGES:<br />Largest Navy in the World<br />Established/organized military<br />Experienced<br /> Generals<br />
  5. 5. THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION<br />Fought between the British and the Colonists<br />George Washington led the American Army <br />Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence<br />The Colonists won and the United States of America was established.<br />
  6. 6. IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION<br />American republic became a symbol of freedom, democracy and end of tyranny.<br />Inspired French Revolution and Latin American Independence Movements<br />Constitution became an example to many other countries.<br />Challenge to Absolute <br />Monarchs<br />

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