The Aftermath of War

The Aftermath of War - The Aftermath of War I. The End of...

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The Aftermath of War I. The End of the Revolution Fighting ended in Yorktown, VA; England had to decide to stop fighting and let go of the colonies After the war is over, most loyalists move, either to England, Canada, or the Caribbean (about 100,000) Colonists were very optimistic; wanted to be friends with the whole world II. Long-term Changes? A. Entail and Primogeniture (18 th c.) Entail – limiting the inheritance of property Primogeniture – the 1 st born ^ Limiting the amount of land inheritance to the 1 st born son The system was practiced in England and many colonists continued this practice Once land was entailed, you could not sale it; once you inherited land, you had to pass it on Thomas Jefferson led the charge to abolish this because America had unlimited land (was in place in England because it’s an island & had very limited land) ^ Jefferson wanted your success to be based on what you do, not what your family has done Jefferson starts the movement to abolish it, and eventually all 13 states abolish it; parents can still leave land in their will, but the land can be sold if they choose to B. Slavery Starts to die out in the North; Northern states start to make it illegal and freeing the slaves that they have In the South, slavery starts expanding; Southern states start importing more
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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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