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Lecture 1: Revolution
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Material causes of the American Revolution : French and Indian War (1756-1763) Massive debt Taxation: Stamp Act (1765) Tea Tax (1767)
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Result of taxes and other policies : Resentment “No taxation without representation” boycotts and “tea parties” Boston Tea Party (1774)
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Thomas Paine—Common Sense IN the following pages I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense; and have no other preliminaries to settle with the reader, than that he will divest himself of prejudice . . . I have heard it asserted by some, that as America hath flourished under her former connexion with Great-Britain, that the same connexion is necessary towards her future happiness, and will always have the same effect. Nothing can be more fallacious than this kind of argument. We may as well assert that because a child has thrived upon milk, that it is never to have meat, or that the first twenty years of our lives is to become a precedent for the next twenty. O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the
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