AHIS 2-12 - AHIS 2/12/08 The Revolution Bloodshed o...

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AHIS 2/12/08 The Revolution - Bloodshed o Lexington and Concord, April 1775 Bloody Butchery Headlines Military solution to political problem o Second Cont. Congress May 1775 First Gov’t of US Bunker Hell-first major fight, June Divides Americans into two camps Major fight because despite Patriot loss, British learned to respect military abilities and military prowess Brits leave Boston, 1776 1776- Tom Paine’s Common Sense: blame King George Demand separation o Independence – 2 July 1776 Cont. Congress adopts resolution That the colonies “….are, and of right, ought to be, free and independent…” Jefferson drafts Declaration: No new original ideas Main Points o Restatement of John Locke’s contract theory o “all men are created equal” In law…not society o Enemy is the King: list of usurpations (27) o Causes of Revolution Excessive trade regulation imperial greed Policy shift after 1763 Lack of representation of parliament
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