Rodger ShayAP History chapter 1912/06/2011CHAPTER 19 – A REVOLUTION IN POLITICS: THE ERA OF FRENCH REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEONCHAPTER THINKING CHART – you know what to do by now! VOCABULARY IS EMBEDDED IN THE CHART – BE SURE TO CLEARLY DEFINE THE TERMS! READ THE CHAPTER SECTION BY SECTION, AND FOCUS ON WHAT EACH TOPIC, TERM OR IDEA REQUIRES OF YOU… ANSWER QUESTIONS IN RED – THEY ARE NOT OPTIONAL!WHAT WERE THE CAUSES AND RESULTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION?WHAT IMPACT DID THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAVE ON EUROPE?THE BEGINNING OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONTHE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CAUSESBritish attempts to raise funds from the thirteen American colonies after the Seven Years War led toriot and rebellion British policy makers sought to obtain new revenues from the thirteen American colonies to pay for the British army expenses in defending the colonies. The attempt to levy new taxes by a stamp tax of paper products resulted in riots and the law's quick repeal. Tensions continue to rise between the colonies and Britain over the question of taxationEFFECTS the colonies declared they could not be taxed without representation in ParliamentJuly 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved a Declaration of Independence that affirmed the rights of "live, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."France supported the colonial cause during the American Revolution because it hoped to exact a measure of revenge.EXPLAIN SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FOLLOWING:THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE The American war for independence lasted from 1776 to 1783. Aiding the Americans were the French who supplied arms, money, and troops to the rebels. When General Cornwallis was forced to surrender to a combined American and French army and French fleet under Washington in 1781 at Yorktown, the British decided to end the conflict. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 recognizedthe independence of the American colonies and granted them control over the western territory from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River.July 4, 1776 the Second Continental Congress approved a Declaration of Independence that affirmed the rights of "live, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."The Congress of the United States added a Bill of Rights to the Constitution; these amendments derived from eighteenth century Enlightenment thought.Yorktown When General Cornwallis was forced to surrender to a combined American and French army and French fleet under Washington in 1781 at Yorktown, the British decided to end the conflict.