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American Revolution. British North America. British Empire competing with French English Civil War, 1642-1651 Seven Year War, 1754-1763 Defeat French Monopoly over North America. British Empire, 1763. North America Post 1763. Two Major Changes No more French Government

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American revolution

American Revolution


British north america

British North America

  • British Empire competing with French

  • English Civil War, 1642-1651

  • Seven Year War, 1754-1763

  • Defeat French

  • Monopoly over North America


American revolution

British Empire, 1763


North america post 1763

North America Post 1763

  • Two Major Changes

  • No more French Government

  • British tighten control

“The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers” (Leia to Grand MoffTarkan)


Stamp tax

Stamp Tax

  • 1765

  • Makes Business more expensive

  • Refuse to continue Work (Strike)

  • Slick lawyers on the scene

  • Dickinson, Franklin, and Adams

  • Appeal to Locke’s Principles of Liberty

Benjamin Franklin


Boston tea party

Boston Tea Party

  • Townshed Act

  • Angry response

  • Colonists pour out tea imported from India


War ignited

War Ignited

  • 1775

  • General Thomas Gage

  • Take control of ammunition bases

  • Colonists take control first of weapons

  • Fire on British


Evolving motives

Evolving Motives

  • Initially not looking to be independent

  • 1776 this changes

  • Declaration of Independence


War strategies

War Strategies

  • British try to take control of major cities

  • Colonists use guerilla warfare tactics


Battle of long island

Battle of Long Island

  • August 1776

  • Washington had 19 000

  • British had 40 000

  • Washington forced to flee


Why the americans won

Why the Americans Won

  • Americas far away from Britain

  • British using mercenaries

  • French support


York town

York Town

  • Fall of 1781

  • British fortify York Town

  • Bring together their forces

  • French Naval force

  • British attacked and beaten

  • Unconditional surrender


Other groups

Other Groups

  • Women not involved with fighting

  • Important role

  • Help build the idea of “America”

  • Slaves treated better by British

  • Native Americans


Aftermath

Aftermath

  • Independence

  • Colonies become States

  • United States of America

  • A quarter move north

  • New Trading partner

  • Possible threat to the North

  • War of 1812


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