History Semester 1 Exam Study Guide.docx - DBQ To what extent was the American Revolution a radical revolution Identify explain give evidence \u2756

History Semester 1 Exam Study Guide.docx - DBQ To what...

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DBQ: To what extent was the American Revolution a radical revolution? - Identify, explain, give evidence Political (Most radical) Economical (Not as much but yes) Social (Least) Political New systems of government Feared a central power One branch Congress Had very few powers Could declare war & settle disputes between states Couldn’t tax or do anything else Overall useless State governments Had to write state constitutions Had all of the power No executive Didn’t want another George III No Judiciary Couldn’t settle disputes Believed in “consent from the governed” John Locke Power to govern comes from the people Created a democratic republic over a monarchy Social Few changes socially
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Slaves Still there, only gets worse Few “exceptions to the rule”, including Northwest Ordinances Women Had more rights during the war Men were off to war Could have jobs and owned property Everything reverted to the way it was originally after the war Overall there wasn’t much change socially Economic The war forced the colonies to become more independent economically Needed to learn to survive Needed guns, etc. Colonies forged a strong ally with the French Allowed States to be able to trade with countries other than England SAQ’s - Period 1 OR Period 2 Period 1 (1491-1607) Pre-Arrival of the Europeans (1.1) Native Populations Incas Social- idk Political- complex political systems, huge cities, paved roads Economic- gold was invaluable due to great abundance Mayans Social- written language for communication, numerical system Political- no info Economic- agricultural advancements, accurate calendar, extensive trade
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routes Aztecs Social- performed human sacrifice (part of their religion), fierce warriors,
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