5--American Revolution Part II PPT

5--American Revolution Part II PPT - 3/31/2009 The American...

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3/31/2009 1 The American Revolution: Part II “What did the Revolution mean to those workers, servants, farmers, and freed slaves who participated in the Stamp Act demonstrations, supported the boycotts, idolized Tom Paine, and fought with Washington?” Political Activism: Ensuring Liberty Post-Revolution Political Liberty: Increased involvement in politics Expanded suffrage Wider land ownership
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3/31/2009 2 Many slaves fought for both the British/Loyalists and the Patriots and the Patriots in exchange for freedom Intl slave trade to US (except GA) ended after Am Rev Jefferson freed few of Jefferson freed few of his slaves outright, though some like Isaac Jefferson simply left Monticello—with Jefferson’s approval Upon his death in 1799 at Mount Vernon, Washington manumitted all his slaves
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3/31/2009 3 Did Early American women share in the fruits of liberty? Deborah Sampson, AKA Robt. Shurtleff, served for 2 years in the Continental Army as a combatant The Republican Motherhood ideology defined female roles in Early America "The idea of the incapability of women is. ..totally inadmissible. ...
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3/31/2009 4 “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation” John Adams spoke for the majority of Early American men in a patriarchal society, “Depend upon it we know upon it, we know better than to repeal our Masculine systems” American religion— from Iroquois funerals to Methodist baptisms—was a model of plurality Ordination of Bp. Francis Asbury, 1784
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