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QUESTION: How most residents of America come around to Independence Why do they resort to violence? Rebellion? Causes of the American Rev o Taxation w/o representation Unrepresented in Parliament o *borders and frontiers o shipping suspects to Britain o Mythic Explanations Became different from the English More egal, freedom, question monarchical rule England imposed cruel, unfair laws Articulating their beliefs in democracy o Revolution is the result o Logical explanation – paradoxes Colonists are actively rebelling, they are not considered independents Didn’t start out for independence Later on, they do Influences the rest of the world Slavery Includes elite and commoners Hard to explain roles of elite Washington, Jefferson, Adams Why risk everything? o
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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