American Revolution

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  • Created on: 16-03-19 16:24
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  • The American Revolution
    • Causes
      • Taxation
        • Stamp Act 1765
        • Tea Act 1773
      • War against France was expensive, hence the Acts
      • Declaratory Act 1766 bound America and the colonies to the Crown
      • Growth of radical ideas
    • Key events
      • 1763 End of 7 year war with France, led to the Stamp Act in 1765
      • 1765 Stamp Act Congress united colonies and opposed the Stamp Act
      • 1766 Declaratory Act
      • 1770 Boston Massacre
      • 1773, Tea Act and Boston Tea Party
      • 1775-1781, American War of Independence
      • 1781, Battle of Yorktown
    • Methods
      • War of Independence
      • French intervention
      • Stamp Act Congress
      • Boston Tea Party
      • Pamphlets
    • Key Individuals
      • King George III
        • Opposed to losing American colonies
      • John Adams
        • Founding Father, helped draft the Declaration of Independence
      • Thomas Paine
        • Wrote the Common Sense pamphlet in 1776, sold 500,000 in 2 months
      • Thomas Jefferson
        • Declaration of Independence "All men are created equal"
      • George Washington
        • Won Battle of Yorktown, 1st US President
    • Significance
      • Short Term
        • USA
        • Radical ideas spread to Britain and John Wilkes demanded change in Parliament
        • Adam Smith wrote the "Wealth of Nations"
        • Slavery wasn't abolished
      • Long Term
        • Inspired the French Revolution in 1789
        • Worsened British-French relations as it cost a lot of money
        • Increased the size of the British empire as trade now focused on India
        • Declaration of Independence is the foundation of modern day equality

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