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Unformatted text preview: The American Revolution I. The Road to War A) Lexington and Concord B) Congress and the colonies mobilize for war C) A Comparison of Forces II. The Early War A) British hopes rise as American hopes sink B) Independence Declared C) Washington, the indispensable man III. The American Revolution A) France enters the war, 1778 B) Financial Help from Holland C) Was the American Revolution a revolution- Situation in Boston in 1774 is as bad as it is because of an event in 1773 o Boston’s merchant class decides to stage a protest against the Tea Act o Due to the fact that Parliament gave a monopoly to the British East India Company on the importation of Tea o Upset that it advanced the interests of the British elite before the interests of the Americans o More of an act of vandalism than a protest o Sons of Liberty disguise themselves as Wampanoag Indians and sneak onto ships containing BEIC tea that hadn’t been unloaded o Open containers of tea into the harbor and then just toss them in o...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course HIST 1234 taught by Professor Paskoff during the Spring '10 term at LSU.
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