TEST #2 - American Revolution Great Britain advantages 1....

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American Revolution – Great Britain – advantages – 1. finest navy in the world 2. have the revenue 3. tories – loyal to the crown in the colonies, loyalists British never really trust them, colonial militias in the countryside will sup- press the tories Disadvantages: 1. Distance (far from home) 2. Not everyone in England is real crazy about the war – first of all, they do business with colonists. Have a hard time killing their fellow Eng- lishmen 3. Indecisive nature of English military strategy, this war does not lend it- self to a common military solution, because ultimately it will be a guerilla war Colonists – Advantages 1. they know the terrain, British don’t 2. fighting for a cause (FREEDOM) 3. Ultimately they gain the support of the French, some support from Spain and the Dutch 4. George Washington Disadvantages: 1. lack revenue 2. no navy really to speak of 3. difficulties with supplies (gunpowder, to weapons, to uniforms) 4. Have no real trained continental army 1 st major battle that is significant – Battle of Bunker Hill- rebels inflicted major losses on the British As winter sets in, moral plummets Washington knows he needs a major victory to boost morale
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John Locke – philosopher “Two Treatises on Government”- justify The Glorious Revolution 1. in the beginning we live in a state of nature – no laws 2. want to protect their more cherished rights – life, liberty, and property - they will form a govt. 3. govts are made up of men, and men are inherently corrupt, so govt is corrupt 4. If your govt violates your natural right, life, liberty and property, then you as a people have the right to revolt If social contract is violated you have the revolution. Drew on the experiences of the British and the works of Locke, wrote pamphlets NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTION! Natural rights, life, liberty and property In response to the protests, Parliament repeals the Stamp Act – b/c it was out- raging the colonists But in its place, the Declaratory Act – they can pass any law or tax they see fit Colonists to assume the tax burden for the crown Townshend Duties – tax on lead, paint, paper, glass, and tea Some colonists suggested a trade embargo with the England The crown set up strict customs duties and assigned royal officials to be cus- toms agents – will pick up the tax – enforce the taxes 3 rd major cause of the Revolution: Military Cause: Feared a standing army – army that is in place during peacetime
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Crown sends over 4 regiments of soldiers to Boston because there were some protests against customs agents See the troops as a suppression of their civil liberties/civil rights 3- Considered to be one of the most significant achievements of the Con- gress of the Confederation, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 put the world on notice not only that the land north of the Ohio River and east of the Mis- sissippi would be settled but that it would eventually become part of the United States. Until then this area had been temporarily forbidden to develop-
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2010 for the course HCC HISTORY taught by Professor Danyy during the Spring '10 term at HCCS.

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