HIS 315K - Lecture Outline for Second Exam

HIS 315K - Lecture Outline for Second Exam -...

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Imperial Reforms and Colonial Resistance Americans didn’t see a revolution in the future in the 1750’s 1750 England in the middle of an Industrial Revolution Colonists proud to be part of the British Empire in the 1750’s then in 1776 they wanted to separate (a very short time period French-Indian War, 1754-1763  called king Georges war in Europe, last of the Empire wars French and Algonquian vs. English, colonists, and Iroquious big part over the ohio river valley, and really for who is going to be the big power in America (excluding spain) Continued Imperial Wars Albany Congress, 1754  called by Benjamin Franklin, he says that they have to have unity, a plan, not a single colonial assembly agrees to unite (they haven’t thought of themselves as a nation) The War  English strategy is to destroy as many French forts as possible, English could not really rely on Iroquious, they saw the English as bigger threat then French, there were more English than French in america, the English changed strategy, they used their naval powers to come down into French territory and attack that way, this method worked, the French surrender   Treaty of Paris, 1763  treaty signed to end the French and Indian war, France has to give up all of their land that they claimed in America, all of this new land gave colonists the idea that there is more room to expand to the west Britain and North America in 1763 Proclamation Line of 1763 colonist allowed to settle to the east of the line, the reason of the line is to hold off the fights with the Indians for now, by not letting settlers cross the line the Indians don’t feel as threatened, and Britain is too much in debt to start a war with the Indians, it is very unpopular with the colonists British Troops  colonists don’t like the soldiers, they seem to look down on the colonists, 7000 to 10,000 british troops left to guard the frontier War Debt  victory is short lived, they have a huge war debt Emerging American Nationalism Experience of war Victory and recognition of differences  the colonists see the british soldiers and notice that they are different and that they don’t really care for them Who Will Pay for the War?  British think that since the war was fought for the colonist and the was in the colonies, that the colonist should pay for most if not all of the war debt
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Imperial Reforms (see text)  started with the Sugar Act, British started to tax the average colonist not just the merchants and traders (average colonist used to just pay taxes to their local assembly) ..... Stamp Act, 1765 
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