LO-02a AFP Indepen, Expan, War-1-1

LO-02a AFP Indepen, Expan, War-1-1 - Independence,...

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Independence, Expansion, and War The First Americans and the road to Revolution Background 8.5-10m Americans in 1492. 600 different societies 200 languages Sheer numbers of Euro-Amer overwhelm Indian pop “Multiplication Table” Rate of growth of Amer pop Road to Revolution Br hoped to operate the colonies for profit Govt directed trade Americans believe they should run colonial affairs The came the 7 yrs War 1756-1963 Br decides to tax colonies Americans respond: Refused to import Br goods Br dismissed notion of self-govt Result: Boston Tea party (late 1773) Br responded: w/Intolerable Acts Continental Congress convened (Sep 1774) Br ordered troops to Concord, Mass Apr 19, 1775 conflict begins 2 nd Continental Congress May 1775 Along came Paine – Common Sense July 4, 1776 - a nation is born Principal Objectives of Early American Foreign Policy Avoiding Political Entanglements Developing Economically
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course INTA 3110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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