The Revolutionary War

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The Revolutionary War I. Revolutionary War (1775-1783) A. Dunmore’s Proclamation (1775) Important because it’s not just people of European decent fighting (African Americans fight too, mainly for the British) Dunmore is the governor of Virginia, and he knows that war is imminent ^ Also knows that VA has a large slave population Gives a Proclamation, any African Americans that serve in the regiment will given their freedom 800-1000 slaves leave to join Plantation owners aren’t happy; lose their work force and are scared of a slave uprising Many African Americans that fought with the British would leave for Africa or England because they know they won’t be treated fairly for supporting the Crown II. War in the North The English see Massachusetts as the main problem in the colonies They think that if they can take control of MA then they can end the war The problem is that neither side can gain a clear advantage, both win a few wars Fighting is seasonal in the north (don’t fight in the cold winters)
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Onlinecourse during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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