Exam 2 IDs - Exam 2 IDs Dunmores Proclamation (1775)...

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Exam 2 IDs 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 be 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 Lafayette 19, extremely wealthy, and military educated, hates the British When he hears about the war, he decides to go to America to help the colonies Offers free service to Washington, he just wants to serve and be a part of the war; Washington gladly accepts He serves with Washington for a few months, then goes back to France and tells the King that he knows America can win, but needs help (money, supplies, reinforcements, etc) ^ He is key to getting help for the colonies from France 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 ^ 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 Articles of Confederation (1781-1789) Didn’t want to have a very strong central government (thought Parliament had TOO much power)
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The system they create gives most of the power to the states, the government is very weak ^ But the government does negotiate the end of the war A. Provisions Each state got one congressman and he only served 1 year-term ^ This way they could get rid of them if they didn’t like what he was doing Only Legislative branch (no President or anything else) Needed 9/13 states to ratify anything; very difficult to pass anything Northwest Ordinance (1787) One of the things that was accomplished under the AOC Present-day area of: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, & Wisconsin (all these states come in to the Union before the Civil War) Legislation doesn’t want any colonies, either nothing or a state They set-up the requirements to become a state
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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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Exam 2 IDs - Exam 2 IDs Dunmores Proclamation (1775)...

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