US History. Chapter 6 Section 2. Introduction 1. Click the Speaker button to replay the audio. Warring On. Saratoga marked the turning point of the war France realized that America could win the war 1777- Benjamin Franklin went to Paris for a year
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“Whilst you are proclaiming peace and goodwill to men . . . you insist upon retaining [keeping] an absolute power over wives.”
in a letter to her husband John around the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence
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Life on the Home Front (cont.)
What did Governor William Livingston of New Jersey mean when he said in 1778 that slavery was “utterly inconsistent with the principles of Christianity and humanity”?
Possible answer: Slavery took away a person’s rights and freedoms, and thus went against the ideals for which the colonies fought against Britain. In fact, the governorfelt so strongly that he asked the New Jersey legislature to free all enslaved people in the state.
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Checking for Understanding
Define Match the terms on the right with their definitions on the left.
__ 1.a continuous rise in the price of goods and services
__ 2.to leave without permission
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