Americanrevolution Final version

Americanrevolution Final version - America .The USA...

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The stars represent the 50 states in today’s  America.  The 13 stripes represent the 13 states of US when  it was independent from British rule. These 13 states were under British rule.  The  people in these 13 states fought against Britain and  started the American Revolution in 1776. 
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USA
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America is in the North American Continent. 
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IN A GROUP OF FOUR, DESIGN A SLOGAN TO  APPEAL TO YOUR FRIENDS IN EUROPE TO  COME TO SETTLE IN THE THIRTEEN  COLONIES.    Reference  P.2  PRESENT IT IN CLASS AND WILL BE  COLLECTED TO BE GRADED BY TEACHER
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In medieval times, the American continents were unknown to Europeans. The “world” known to Europeans in about AD 1400
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Spain Portugal From about 1500, European powers sailed to explore the world.
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England and France Spain Portugal To avoid Spain and Portugal, England and France turned to North America.
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13 British colonies by about 1700
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Home country Home country Colony Colony Colony Colony Colony Colony Colony Colony Colony Colony
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Newly arriving in North America in about 1600. To thank God for a safe journey Why do they pray?
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The rich or the poor?   The ones who were happy or not happy in their  country? 
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The poor went there for better life by getting land  in the new land (the colonies along the eastern sea  coast)      The ones who were not happy in Britain would go.  The Puritans (strict Christians) went there for  religious freedom.   This was because they were  persecuted (badly treated) by the king, James I  who was a Catholic. 
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Settlers of the 13 colonies in about 1700 Settlers of the 13 colonies in about 1700 Other Europeans 30% British 50% Africans (slaves) 20%
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Slave Colonist
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The figures do not include American Indians .
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There were no nobles. All people were commoners. Spirit of equality and independence in the 13 colonies Society
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The colonists ran local affairs in their own political assemblies. Politics Spirit of equality and independence in the 13 colonies
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Britain used mercantilism in the colonies. Economy Spirit of equality and independence in the 13 colonies
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The colonies should not trade with other countries. The colonies should only produce raw materials. The home country would sell its goods in the colonies.
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The colonies should only produce raw materials.
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The home country would sell its goods in the colonies.
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However, some colonists smuggled goods. The colonies should not trade with other countries. Their manufacturing industries would be limited.
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Equality Freedom New ideas of the Enlightenment spread.
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A picture of about 1800: Good life in the eyes of the colonists Freedom and equality Happy family New knowledge
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According to Fig. 7 on p.4, what was the  Navigation Acts?     The American colonists had to use English       ships for _____________ and _______________      The Acts also limited manufacturing in the        colonies.    
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