The wealth gap grew over time.
Planters had great power.
Some powerful gangs include the Fitzhughs, the Lees, and the Washingtons.
The owners did work hard a bit.
The small farmers are next, poorer than the powerful planters but s
First Continental Congress
Sept. - Oct. 1774
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Reconcile v. independence
Declaration of Rights written
The Association est. no:
- Importation, exportation, consumption
Agreed to meet in M
The Americans were highly modern with their politics.
Assemblies were often able to overcome their governors.
The main English government was horrible at managing the colonies.
The assemblies were very democratic.
County rule was of the South, to
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The Unhealthy Chesapeake
Life in the Chesapeake was brutal, with many deaths due to diseases
like Malaria, dysentery, and typhoid.
Most were young men who perished very quickly after arrival.
July 1776 Siege of New York
Nov. Continental retreat to New Jersey
Dec. retreat to Penn.
New Jersey occupied by Hessians
The American Crisis
- Thomas Paine
NEW JERSEY! (echoing intensifies)
Christmas night 1776
Washington, 2,300 t
Many Loyalists left the colonies.
There were mainly two sides in the Revolution, the Loyalists and the Patriots.
Americans believed in free trade and open seas, ancient ideas to rely on raw power to
arbitrate the affairs of na
There were 4 presidential candidates, John Q. Adams, Henry Clay, William H. Crawford,
and Andrew Jackson.
Parties at the time were undeveloped, after the Federalist party collapsed in 1816.
Andrew was the most popular, yet, he lost because he di
- Thesis: The United States was born on a conflict of ideas.
- Evidence: Conflict of the opinions of the Federalists vs. the Democratic-Republicans.
- Slavery was debated, only for a compromise to happen and the issue to still exist until
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The Whiskey Rebellion occurred, because of Hamilton's high excise tax.
Ironically, Washington collected together militia from several states, which scared off the
rebels. Convicted culprits were pardoned though.
The US obtained the Indian Territory.
America ended the best, becoming a new nation, with a ton of land, while the British
were beaten and the French fell into bankruptcy and revolution.
The war would be very important