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6 – Making War and Republican Governments: 1776-1789 2010: US History to 1877 Laura Perry, Instructor
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Where do we pick up? Acts… Stamp Act, etc Committees of Correspondence First Continental Congress –  Compromise… and rejection Second Continental Congress –  Common Sense  – Thomas Paine  Low cost, well-written, well-argued, short What  is  the argument?
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Republican… what is in a word? What does republicanism mean at this  time? How does this form of government – this  idea – relate back to Enlightenment  thinking? How do we get from the 1 st  CC to the 2 nd   CC… to the Declaration of Independence  itself? Where does Jefferson fit in?
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When was the Declaration actually adopted? Well… the Declaration was  adopted July 2, 1776… issued on  the 4 th  of July and ordered to be put  on parchment… and not brought  back to Congress and signed until  August 2.  HOWEVER. The Declaration was not actually  circulated until January 1777.  Why? This was an act of treason… and  think about it: Things were going  very, very badly for the  Continentals at this point in time…  would YOU have circulated it  widely before Trenton and  Princeton? --Pauline Maier
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Making War In Britain’s favor Sheer numbers Professional army and  navy Many of the colonists  (Tories) sided with  them Money Leadership (do you  agree?) In the Colonies’ favor Location, location,  location Common grievances Had the benefit of the  Prussians and the  French (later)  Control of local  governments Leadership 
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Making War So… what were the downsides for both  sides?
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Waging Battles Promise of 75,000 men to  Washington Howe? Lands 32,000 men in New  York City… with more coming Continental government uses  most of its specie… and has to  print paper money… “not worth a  Continental” Valley Forge
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Battling On The French enter the War The battles move South Panic in South Carolina… but then, the 
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