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POLS 206 T 9/4 Video The beginning of conflict was most surprising 1760s: Benjamin Rush Britain defeats France; British now in Canada (liked by colonists) Colonies were content at this point with the imperialistic relationship with England Episode 1:The Reluctant Revolutionaries Most of America is wilderness filled with Indians Took 2 weeks to take a letter from NY to Boston “Land of Opportunity” Washington-recently married Adams-struggling lawyer Ben Franklin: most famous American Wanted land grant of Ohio territory: working w/ Britain Unofficial ambassador to PA in England Regardless of his achievements, he was a commoner Britain: “real” power in hands of aristocracy; lineage was all that mattered A since of inferiority remained throughout the colonies London, 1765: Parliament announces Americans will pay small, direct tax Stamp Act: 6 weeks for news to reach colonies News creates firestorm—not respected in England George Washington is delegate in VA legislature Thomas Hutchinson (MA): “must not deprive the colonies of their right to
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