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The Legacy of the War Target 1: After the war, the new nation faced Political, social and economic issues. The war is over, now what??? Target 1: After.

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1 The Legacy of the War Target 1: After the war, the new nation faced Political, social and economic issues. The war is over, now what??? Target 1: After the war, the new nation faced Political, social and economic issues. The war is over, now what???

2 The Treaty of Paris, Signed on September 3, 1783 in Paris 2.Signed by Ben Franklin, John Adams and John Jay 3.Britain formally recognizes American Independence 4.New US Boundaries: Great Lakes to Florida and Atlantic Ocean to Mississippi River for US 5.Spain got back Florida from Britain 6.US would return property to loyalists 7.Each side repay debts to other 8.British would return slaves to US 9.US allowed fishing rights in British lands called Nova Scotia in Canada 1.Signed on September 3, 1783 in Paris 2.Signed by Ben Franklin, John Adams and John Jay 3.Britain formally recognizes American Independence 4.New US Boundaries: Great Lakes to Florida and Atlantic Ocean to Mississippi River for US 5.Spain got back Florida from Britain 6.US would return property to loyalists 7.Each side repay debts to other 8.British would return slaves to US 9.US allowed fishing rights in British lands called Nova Scotia in Canada

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5 Finish these sentences  From the American point of view, the best part of the treaty of Paris was……… because……  From a british point of view, the best part of the treaty of paris was……. Because…  From the American point of view, the best part of the treaty of Paris was……… because……  From a british point of view, the best part of the treaty of paris was……. Because…

6 C. Costs of the War 1.Deaths a)25,700 American deaths 1)10,000 died in camp of starvation, exposure or disease 2)8500 Died in British prisons 3)7200 died in battle b)1400 missing Americans c)8200 wounded Americans d)British suffered military deaths 2.Many US soldiers in debt a)Surviving soldiers had no money b)Received little or no money for service because the US government couldn’t pay them with no power to collect taxes. c)Instead of back pay some got land in West and cashed that in for food and needs 1.Deaths a)25,700 American deaths 1)10,000 died in camp of starvation, exposure or disease 2)8500 Died in British prisons 3)7200 died in battle b)1400 missing Americans c)8200 wounded Americans d)British suffered military deaths 2.Many US soldiers in debt a)Surviving soldiers had no money b)Received little or no money for service because the US government couldn’t pay them with no power to collect taxes. c)Instead of back pay some got land in West and cashed that in for food and needs

7 C. Costs of the War 3. Loyalists lost much a)Thousands lost land b)Many fled to Canada – over 100, US Congress and Individual States in debt a)Both borrowed money for war from France and Spain b)$27 million total Debt to soldiers and other countries 3. Loyalists lost much a)Thousands lost land b)Many fled to Canada – over 100, US Congress and Individual States in debt a)Both borrowed money for war from France and Spain b)$27 million total Debt to soldiers and other countries

8 C. Paying the Costs of the War

9 Boundary Disputes  Spanish tried to claim both sides of Mississippi River Port near Gulf of Mexico  The British refused to give up outposts (forts) in the Great Lakes area  Land Past the Proclamation line was now in dispute with Natives  Spanish tried to claim both sides of Mississippi River Port near Gulf of Mexico  The British refused to give up outposts (forts) in the Great Lakes area  Land Past the Proclamation line was now in dispute with Natives

10 Finish this Sentence  In my opinion, for the newly independent United States, The costs of the war  Did/Didn’t (pick one) Outweigh the benefits because…..  In my opinion, for the newly independent United States, The costs of the war  Did/Didn’t (pick one) Outweigh the benefits because…..

11 D. Issues After the War 1.Finances – Debt to Spain, France, and American soldiers 2.How will the new government under the Articles of Confederation work? a)Replace the idea of a king with the idea of government by the people b)Individuals must put needs of self after needs of the country (is this humanly possible?) c)States band together in a firm league of friendship - will this be strong enough? d)Confederation Congress represents government - one branch of government – Legislative– each state sends 2-7 representatives and gets one vote on every law. 1.Finances – Debt to Spain, France, and American soldiers 2.How will the new government under the Articles of Confederation work? a)Replace the idea of a king with the idea of government by the people b)Individuals must put needs of self after needs of the country (is this humanly possible?) c)States band together in a firm league of friendship - will this be strong enough? d)Confederation Congress represents government - one branch of government – Legislative– each state sends 2-7 representatives and gets one vote on every law.

12 D. Issues After the War 3. Religious Freedom a)Before the war, some religions were discriminated against (for example Jews or Catholics were not allowed to hold office in some states), but afterwards, states began to abolish those rules b)Many states began abolishing the idea of using tax money for churches c)Thomas Jefferson Proposed the Virginia Statue For Religious freedom – suggesting that there be no religions limitations on running for office or no state money spent on churches – it went into law 3. Religious Freedom a)Before the war, some religions were discriminated against (for example Jews or Catholics were not allowed to hold office in some states), but afterwards, states began to abolish those rules b)Many states began abolishing the idea of using tax money for churches c)Thomas Jefferson Proposed the Virginia Statue For Religious freedom – suggesting that there be no religions limitations on running for office or no state money spent on churches – it went into law

13 D. Issues - continued 4. Conflict between slavery and liberty a)Some individual states begin to outlaw slavery – will the government as a whole? b)Vermont outlawed slavery c)Pennsylvania began slowly easing out slavery d)Individual slaves such as elizabeth freedman sue for freedom in MA and win – ends slavery in Massachussetts 4. Conflict between slavery and liberty a)Some individual states begin to outlaw slavery – will the government as a whole? b)Vermont outlawed slavery c)Pennsylvania began slowly easing out slavery d)Individual slaves such as elizabeth freedman sue for freedom in MA and win – ends slavery in Massachussetts

14 Issues conTinued 5. Shaping the new national government a)1777 starting drafting the AOC b)1781 it went into place with the Confederation congress in charge of the National Government Would the Articles of Confederation work? c)US Scared of a government with too many taxes, violation of individual rights, and Government control of trade d)Goal of new government was to protect individual rights and economic freedoms 5. Shaping the new national government a)1777 starting drafting the AOC b)1781 it went into place with the Confederation congress in charge of the National Government Would the Articles of Confederation work? c)US Scared of a government with too many taxes, violation of individual rights, and Government control of trade d)Goal of new government was to protect individual rights and economic freedoms

15 Finish the sentence… The newly independent united states will face many issues after the war including…… (name 2-5)

16 Pull out Target One and add to the response…. Political Economic Social Political Economic Social

17 Based on the issues facing the nation, the costs of the war, and your knowledge of government, how would you suggest the new government be set up? Write a set of “Articles” that explain your set up.


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