Lecture Outline 5, Bursting the Colonial Bonds

Lecture Outline 5, Bursting the Colonial Bonds - Lecture 5:...

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1 Lecture 5: Bursting the Colonial Bonds Main Ideas: The American Revolution . .. --was a dual revolution: * The War for Independence * A revolution among social classes within the colonies. because “deference” broke down. --ended the Indian play-off system. --represented a break with the colonists’ past, not a continuation of it. --was not necessarily a unified movement. Period under consideration: 1755-1776 1. The Climactic Seven Years' War: i. Face-off between France and Great Britain ii. Was a rehearsal for American Revolution A War and the Management of Empire i. England tightened imperial administration ii. England passed more Navigation Acts Enumerated items iii. England stopped production of certain items: --Wool --Beaver hats --Iron iv. England asks colonists to pay for wars of empire with France --King William’s War, 1689-1697 --Queen Anne’s War, 1701-1713 --King George’s War, 1739-1748 (a.k.a. War of Jenkin’s Ear, War of Austrian Succession) --French and Indian War (Seven Years War), 1755-1763 B. Outbreak of Hostilities i. Westward moving colonists heightened tension with French ii. Colonies tried to coordinate efforts to defeat French once war begins. --Colonies fail in this effort.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Spring '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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