Key Word – Colony (a country or region controlled by another country)
Most of the original thirteen colonies of America (can you
name them?) were established by British explorers
Many people e...
African Slaves were denied an
education and subjected to harsh
beatings .
If they attempted to escape they
could be killed.
King of England appointed Governors to each colony
Governors were advised by an elected assembly in each
colony
The King (...
The Enlightenment (spread of new ideas) meant people were
less willing to accept the idea of the “Divine Right of Kings” t...
British “Redcoat” soldiers shown
firing into a crowd of unarmed
civilians who were protesting
against the Townshend Acts.
...
1773 – Boston Tea Party
1773 – Intolerable Acts passed by British to punish Boston
1774 – Continental Congress – Colonies ...
Redcoat ___________________________________________
Militia ____________________________________________
Intolerable Acts ...
Democracy established – an example set for other countries
(esp France & Ireland)
USA was Governed according to a Constitu...
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The American Revolution

  1. 1. Key Word – Colony (a country or region controlled by another country)
  2. 2. Most of the original thirteen colonies of America (can you name them?) were established by British explorers Many people emigrated to the colonies in the 1700s to avoid religious persecution and gain new wealth Tobacco and cotton were two key “cash crops” grown in the colonies for export to Britain and Europe
  3. 3. African Slaves were denied an education and subjected to harsh beatings . If they attempted to escape they could be killed.
  4. 4. King of England appointed Governors to each colony Governors were advised by an elected assembly in each colony The King (George III) had final say on how the colonies should be run Colonists elected NO representatives to the English Parliament in London. Why? What problems could this cause?
  5. 5. The Enlightenment (spread of new ideas) meant people were less willing to accept the idea of the “Divine Right of Kings” to rule countries Immigration – not all colonists considered themselves British No Representation – Colonists did not elect anyone to the English Parliament Unfair Taxes – the London Parliament placed taxes and trade restrictions on the colonies which many colonists felt was unfair (e.g. The Townshend Acts)
  6. 6. British “Redcoat” soldiers shown firing into a crowd of unarmed civilians who were protesting against the Townshend Acts. In reality only two soldiers fired into the crowd and only after being attacked by the crowd. What is this an example of?
  7. 7. 1773 – Boston Tea Party 1773 – Intolerable Acts passed by British to punish Boston 1774 – Continental Congress – Colonies began to cooperate to defend themselves from British control 1775 – British General Gage (below) attempts to seize colonial militia weapons – battles at Lexington and Concord follow.
  8. 8. Redcoat ___________________________________________ Militia ____________________________________________ Intolerable Acts _____________________________________ Townshend Acts ____________________________________ Lexington __________________________________________ Continental Congress ________________________________ General Gage ______________________________________ Quartering Act _____________________________________ Navigation Act _____________________________________
  9. 9. Democracy established – an example set for other countries (esp France & Ireland) USA was Governed according to a Constitution and Laws – no more “Divine Right of Kings” America free to expand Westwards – growing to become the superpower it is today Some problems (e.g. Slavery) not resolved – would continue to be a problem to the present day.

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