Lecture Outline 6, A People in Revolution

Lecture Outline 6, A People in Revolution - Lecture 6, A...

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1Lecture 6, A People in Revolution Main Ideas: a. Period Under Consideration: 1776-1783 b. Transformed Americans’ lives c. Different consequences for different people i. African Americans ii. Women iii. Loyalists d. Revolution left many issues unresolved 1. A War for American Independence a. Congress and the Articles of Confederation i. Continental Congress was . .. the embodiment of the new union a less than ideal model of government ii. Some wanted a more centralized government with more power The plan was called the “Articles of Confederation” Articles did NOT provide for a highly centralized government Articles were weak and inefficient b. Negotiating Peace i. American Revolution was an international war. ii. American emissaries: Benjamin Franklin John Adams John Jay iii. Treaty of Paris, 1783 England . .. recognizes American independence sets western boundary at Mississippi River promises US fishermen access to waters off Newfoundland agrees to evacuate American territory ASAP Americans . .. agree to restore rights and property of Loyalists
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