State of Country Post-War
-Without British trade markets, America fell into huge debts, causing inflation and worthless
-weak central government that didnt have the power to regular trade or external affairs.
-everyone fought for their own rights,
Siege of Charleston
-Cornwallis takes control of the British army.
-British victory at Camden.
Surrender at Yorktown
-Britain decides that the costly war wasnt worth it since it has now become a global war with
attacks from India, West Indies, Florida.
Seven Years War (1754-1763)
-Disastrous two years in the beginning but Pitt took control and led them to victory with the
Treaty of Paris that ended French involvement in North America.
-Americans were thrilled about the outcome of the war and th
-The Quartering Act of 1765 forced colonists to provide for troops.
-The Stamp Act of 1765 really angered the colonists because it placed taxes on documents,
paper, dice, cards etc, affecting everyone. This was the first internal tax! (direct taxation)
-After the French and Indian War, Britain gained much new territory that needed to be governed
-Britain kept several thousand troops in America, protecting against Indians and the French.
They are also there to enforce the new me
-Supported the King and Parliament.
-old internal struggles cause enemies to take different sides.
-the colonists have peacefully opposed to no avail.
The American Revolution
North (New England, Massachusetts)
-In the beginning of the war, more
Declaration of Rights and Grievances
-created the Declaration of Rights and Grievances (Right to tax and legislate)
-only wanted to go back to salutary neglect.
-Continental Association (ceasing trade and boycotting British products until Coercive Acts
-Dickinson urged boycott of English imports and Adams sent letters asking for united American
-Committees of inspection enforced boycotts of English goods. (Daughters of Liberty made their
-British troops didnt help Corsi
Battle of Saratoga (NY)-Turning Point
-Gates led the rebels in winning against Burgoynes troops.
-British lost their entire army!
-proved to the French that the Americans had a chance of winning!
-It became a global revolution as Franklin negotiated aid a
Articles of Confederations
-Congress kept the army, currency, and negotiated with foreign powers.
-national legislature had most of the powers (declare war, make peace, conduct diplomacy,
appoint military and naval officers)
-Federal government couldnt ta