This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: The American Revolution: Dual Nature of American Revolution: American colonies severing their ties with Great Britain: Off battlefield "War of National Liberation" (complex & brutal) American colonies struggled to find a successful working relationship: Americans were fighting to preserve their way of life and conception of" political reality" not gain it. Toward the Declaration of Independence: Second Continental Congress 1775 Failure of mediated position (Olive Branch Petition) Costs / Sacrifice of "Americans" during dispute Enemy recruitment of Indians, Slaves, Germans Nov 1775 Lord Dunmore's proclamation Dec 1775 All America is closed to trade Thomas Paine's Common Sense in Jan 1776 100K copies sold in few months Response to British blockade / British "oppression" the root cause of problems New relationship between governors and governed America has a special purpose and mission
Unit 2 Lecture One Hollinger 1301 2 ...
View Full Document