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5. The Revolutionary War I. Colonial Society a. Colonial Prosperity (compared to British) - 13 years after the 7 years war, america becomes a country - They start to think what’s different about them from britain - They can speak out against british now bc don’t need them for defending the french - British need to pay for this war (incredibly expensive)— which shifts to the colonists (british feel that colonists should be taxed, their doing well, to support their beloved empire, & rate of taxation was not equal, colonists always taxed 26 times less) - Colonial society in general: on part with britain in terms of standard of living (not as wealthy for elites, but avg person better off in colonies) - 13 colonies—1776: 2.5 million people—60% under 21 (growing rapidly, increase population more when have children) b. King George III and Parliament - King George was age 22 when took crown; clashed with Parliament over who had control/power - He suffered from Porferia- turns urine blue, causes temporary dimentia - Ignored colonies at times, took control of them at times— unstable (partly bc of his Porferia- makes you unstable, etc.) - Parliamentary sovereignty - parliament is responsible,
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