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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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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
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