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Class Notes 4:1  The American Revolution   Modern World History, by Dan McDowell. Teaching Point, ©2004
Factors for Success <ul><li>The North American colonies were primarily populated by people of European heritage </li></ul>...
Roots of Revolution <ul><li>Proclamation of 1763 – After French and Indian War or Seven Years War, land west of the Appala...
Roots of Revolution <ul><li>Colonists believed that because they were not represented in Parliament, they could not be tax...
Discussions of Revolution <ul><li>Most colonists wished to remain part of the British Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial le...
Precipitating Events <ul><li>Battle of Lexington and Concord – British attempted to confiscate arms stockpile outside of B...
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  1. 1. Class Notes 4:1 The American Revolution Modern World History, by Dan McDowell. Teaching Point, ©2004
  2. 2. Factors for Success <ul><li>The North American colonies were primarily populated by people of European heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent, well educated in America or Europe, exposed to the classics and the new Enlightenment ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Strong feeling that the colonies were part of the British Empire and should enjoy the rights of all British citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Strong colonial institutions created quality leaders with vision </li></ul>
  3. 3. Roots of Revolution <ul><li>Proclamation of 1763 – After French and Indian War or Seven Years War, land west of the Appalachians was declared off limits to colonists </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes – A series of taxes to pay for the French and Indian War were implemented, including the Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and Townshend Duties </li></ul>
  4. 4. Roots of Revolution <ul><li>Colonists believed that because they were not represented in Parliament, they could not be taxed fairly </li></ul><ul><li>The Boston Massacre – In 1770 British soldiers fired on protestors </li></ul><ul><li>Intolerable Acts – Closed the Boston Harbor after the Boston Tea Party was staged to protest a tax on tea </li></ul>
  5. 5. Discussions of Revolution <ul><li>Most colonists wished to remain part of the British Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial leaders saw their financial holdings threatened by continued British crack downs </li></ul><ul><li>Combined with Enlightenment ideas of John Locke on the purpose of government, independence was considered </li></ul><ul><li>First Continental Congress – Members of 12 of the 13 colonies met to discuss problems, a national identity began to evolve </li></ul>
  6. 6. Precipitating Events <ul><li>Battle of Lexington and Concord – British attempted to confiscate arms stockpile outside of Boston, met with resistance from Massachusetts Militiamen </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense – Thomas Paine’s pamphlet spurred notion of a national identity deserving independence from the tyranny of Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Second Continental Congress – Members appointed Thomas Jefferson to draft a declaration of independence </li></ul>

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