Globalyceum Unit 3 notes - Globalyceum Unit 3 notes The...

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Globalyceum Unit 3 notes: The American Revolution and Constitution, 1750-1790 Main overview: long and troubled road for Americans from British colonists to citizens of new republic 1776 & by end of American Rev.: most Americans developed hatred for British & their imperialism Biggest misconception about American Rev.: that it began at start of War of Independence & ended when British surrendered in 1783 John Adams: argues American Rev. began in 1760s until 19 th cent. Section 1: “A Mighty Empire! I Do Not Mean An Independent One” 1754: British Empire renewed chronic warfare against French for power around globe + in Europe 7 Years War: began in 1754 o Primary goal: conquest of French Canada; Britain also sought to improve coordination within colonies & greater enlistment of colonial men o Peace treaty of 1763: French surrendered Canada( + territory around Great Lakes) & Ohio Valley to British Secured Florida from Spanish During 1760s: few colonists expected/wanted independence from empire that had been so beneficial for them + seemed powerful & prosperous Relative abundance of land = most free men owned farm/shop had right to vote o In older England + Scotland, most men rented land/work for wages lacked full political rights British officers and officials: disappointed that so many colonists performed poorly during recent war o Regarded colonial regiments as poorly trained, insubordinate, & ineffective in combat o Relied on colonial troops to build roads & repair forts Navigation Acts: o

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