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Unformatted text preview: 13:30 American Revolution Joseph Brant Yorktown Formative Years Articles of Confederation gradual emancipation Northwest Ordinance Recap Bunker Hill o Violent, bloody o Shook the confidence of the British army o June 16, 1775 o Gen. William Howe (British) launches an offensive o BT march up Breeds Hill o Americans mow them down o British ultimately win o Historians: if the BT had been more aggressive, they could have destroyed the American army BT fight reluctantly Only trying to establish colonial rule Common Sense o January 1776 o Arguments How can an island rule a continent? Attacks monarchy Alternative: republic Gentleman o aristocratic connotations o elite o separated from commoners by birth, education, wealth, culture o loyal to the British crown o Benjamin Franklin Perfect example Tries to dampen the colonial crisis, restore relations Rebuffed, ignored by the Parliament No place for an American gentleman o Loyalists BT expected to find many loyalists Why stay loyal? Cultural ties Economic trade Protection B Army was the most powerful Feared Democratic tyranny Employees of the crown Back country dwellers resent the coastal elite Slaves Indians o Commissioners Make peace with the Indians Keep them out of the conflict so they dont fight alongside the British British had the Indians allegiance Not as good as the French Indian problems came from the colonists, not the British Trade Little success Gave up Try to keep them neutral o Mostly neutral o No mass uprising o Sporadic outbreaks Made them nervous o Racial violence pattern Joseph Brant Mohawk chief Helped gain Indian support for the British Best-known Indian of his generation Christianized Friendly w/the British Traveled to England to meet the king o Complained about the hardships o Land rights o King makes no promise o Brant remains loyal...
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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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