history notes 8 - Jefferson and his committee present...

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Jefferson and his committee present Declaration of Independence to Congess 12-0 New York Abstains July 2 is when the sign it July 4 th announce it Becomes war of independence b/c of declaration Social revolution- French revolution American revolt is conservative rovolt o Want no taxation w.o rep o No enforcement of laws o No aggressive searches o No kings veto o No soldiers in houses o Basically want to hold on to old ways o America was free for a long time, and colonist get pissed when laws enforced o Revolution to conserve what was already there o Revolters were from many classes o Not class war American War of Independence Why brits didn’t win o British power was failing Huge national debt- military cutbacks Standing army was small, b/c island nation need big navy not army o British had lots of enemies around the world Holland, Spain, and France all want britis to fail All extend aid to colonies
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o Logistics and Distance- tales long for ships to travel
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