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US History Notes Week 10

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Unformatted text preview: US History Notes Week 10 Resistance, Not Revolution- Colonial action was immediate and increasingly effective-> mostly in seaport cities- Boston is center of protests but don’t lead directly to war with England- Colonists wanted a fair deal with British empire, not independence from it- Some Americans colonists were horrified by the protests- Fear that protests would make people think they could do whatever they want-> women stepping out of their sphere, blacks thinking they can protest, working class think they can protest- All of this doesn’t come with revolution, so why does revolution come?- Colonial leaders did not write declaration of independence, declare war, then fight British- Instead resistance turned into armed conflict, then declaration of independence, and declaration of war followed- Anyone who took up arms before declaration was written could have been tried as a traitor (critical period)- Oct. 74 & may 75- pamphlet wars, speeches, talk about revolution, spread propaganda, etc. propaganda, etc....
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