American Revolution

American Revolution - The American Revolution 1 American Political thought a Personal liberties(freedom of religion etc b Everyone had the right to

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The American Revolution 1. American Political thought a. Personal liberties (freedom of religion, etc) b. Everyone had the right to private property c. Citizens had the right to representation in the government d. No taxation without representation (colonists were being taxed, even though they didn’t have a representative in parliament) e. Morality is part of politics i. Pamphleteers a. Usually radical b. Tended to exaggerate c. Conspiracy theorists 2. Road to the American Revolution (Causes) a. British Troops stay in America after the French and Indian War i. British prospective – leaving the soldiers to protect the colonists from the Indians ii. Colonist prospective – not doing a good job of protecting the colonist; British soldiers enforce the proclamation line of 1763. b. Taxes i. British – need money from the war debt. Americans benefited from the war, why shouldn’t they pay for it? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Seals during the Spring '07 term at Panola.

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American Revolution - The American Revolution 1 American Political thought a Personal liberties(freedom of religion etc b Everyone had the right to

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