Part Three - The American Revolution: Ideas +...

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The American Revolution: Ideas + Circumstances: Debt from the French and Indian War and the Seven Years’ War, Taxes such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Act, Tea Act, and Quartering Act. The colonist also boycotted British goods. They organized the Continental Congress which described resistance to British policies. Revolution: 1775 British troops and colonial militia battle at Lexington and Concord marks the start of American Independence. In 1781, British forces surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia. In 1787, they wrote the Constitution of the United States. French Revolution: Ideas + Circumstances: French revolutionary leaders wanted to get rid of the old order and replace it with new political, social, and cultural structures. All taxes were put on already poor French peasants. The 3 estates each got one vote and even though the 3 rd estate was by far the largest and the estate with most taxes, they saw it as unfair. Revolution:
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '07 term at Lock Haven.

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Part Three - The American Revolution: Ideas +...

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