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Birth of the American Republic. EVENT. Cause. Effect. 1. British parliament passes Stamp Act. Debts from French/Indian War need paid off Colonist Boycott Stamp Act repealed. 2. British close Boston harbor & station troops in city. Colonists protest import tax on tea.

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Birth of the

American

Republic

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EVENT

Cause

Effect

1 british parliament passes stamp act
1. British parliament passes Stamp Act
  • Debts from French/Indian War need paid off
  • Colonist Boycott
  • Stamp Act repealed
2 british close boston harbor station troops in city
2. British close Boston harbor & station troops in city.
  • Colonists protest import tax on tea.
  • Boston Tea Party
  • First Continental Congress meets to protest punishment of Boston
3 second continental congress votes to form an army under georgewashington
3. Second Continental Congress votes to form an army under GeorgeWashington
  • Battles at Lexington & Concord
  • American Revolution Begins
4 france enters the war in 1778
4. France enters the war in 1778
  • France wants to weaken England
  • Combined forces result in American victory

La Fayette

5 by approving the articles of confederation states create a weak national government
5.By approving the Articles of Confederation, states create a weak national government
  • States need a plan for a central gov’t, but want to protect their own authority
  • National Gov’t set up, but powerless to govern
george iii
George III
  • 60 yr. reign as King of England
  • Wanted to assert his leadership
  • Unbending discipline of Colonies led to Revolution
treaty of paris
Treaty of Paris
  • Signed Sept. 3, 1783; officially ended the American Revolutionary War
popular sovereignty
Popular Sovereignty
  • All the power of a government comes from the people
  • Locke/Rousseau
the constitution
The Constitution
  • Created in 1787, and ratified by the first 13 states in 1789
  • Replaced the weak central government of the Articles of Confederation with a more powerful one.
checks balances
Checks & Balances
  • A system whereby branches of the same government share power equally and limit the powers of fellow branches simultaneously
federal republic
Federal Republic
  • A system of governing where power is shared between the Federal (national) government and State governments
  • 10th Amendment to the Constitution
bill of rights
Bill of Rights
  • First 10 amendments to the Constitution
  • Insisted upon by the “Anti-Federalists”
  • Outlines limitations of the Federal Government in regards to personal liberties